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(a) It is the official policy of the City and County of San Francisco that to the extent consistent with preemptive state and federal law, the City shall not discriminate in any of its programs, activities or services between members of the public with spouses and those with domestic partners. Nor shall the City discriminate between members of the public who are domestic partners and those who are spouses. This ordinance is intended to require all City departments to take steps to ensure that they are not discriminating in violation of the City's policy.
(b) Whenever a City board, commission, department, officer or agency issues a form that requires or requests information regarding or related to marital status, that form shall also include a separate inquiry field similarly requiring or requesting information regarding or related to domestic partner status.
(c) Every department preparing a form subject to this section shall inform the Human Rights Commission of their plan to implement the ordinance within six months of the effective date of the ordinance and shall allow the Human Rights Commission Director to audit, when necessary, the forms and to dictate changes solely for the purpose of ensuring consistency with the purpose of this ordinance.
(d) This ordinance is not intended to require any City department, agency or official to change a form where the change would conflict with preemptive State or federal laws.
(Added by Ord. 189-99, File No. 990744, App. 7/1/99)