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(A) It is the policy of the city to uphold the human rights of all persons in the city, and the free exercise and enjoyment of any rights and privileges secured by the Constitutions and laws of the United States and the city. This policy shall provide that each person regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin or ancestry, marital status, family status, prior psychiatric treatment, health care, military status or source of income is of public concern, as discrimination creates strife, hostility and unrest, threatens or impairs the rights and privileges of individuals, and deprives individuals of the benefits of a free and open society. Discrimination that deprives individuals of equal opportunities is unjust and results in serious injury to the public safety, health and welfare of the city.
(B) Accordingly, it is the policy of the city to safeguard the equal opportunities of all individuals in the city in accordance with their abilities, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin or ancestry, marital status, family status, prior psychiatric treatment, health care, military status or source of income and to prevent discrimination against the individuals in the provision of city services and in employment, housing and real estate, education, credit, bonding, insurance and public accommodations.
(C) Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed as supporting or advocating any particular religious view or lifestyle. To the contrary, it is the intent of this subchapter that all persons be treated fairly and equally, and it is the expressed intent of this subchapter to guarantee to all of the citizens fair and equal treatment under law.
(1967 Code, § 2-47) (Ord. passed 3-10-1989)
Housing generally, see Chapter 154