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The purposes of the city in enacting this subchapter are:
(A) To exercise the enforcement power of the city to protect to the extent possible, the rights of citizens secured by the Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965, and to ensure equal opportunity for all persons in their pursuit of employment, public accommodation or services, housing, education and credit transactions; and
(B) To prohibit discriminatory practices, whether direct or indirect, which deny any person rights and/or opportunities because of age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability; and to provide for the execution of the policies embodied in federal acts to prohibit discrimination; and to promote cooperation between the city and state and federal agencies enforcing those acts; and to establish a City Civil Rights Commission for the accomplishment of these purposes; and to these ends, the provisions of this subchapter shall be liberally construed.
(Ord. 2008-05, passed 4-22-2008)