SB 1238 Prohibits discrimination based upon a person's sexual orientation
Sponsor:Days Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:4528S.01I Fiscal Note:4528-01
Committee:Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:02/16/04 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Journal page:S319-320
Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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SB 1238 - The act prohibits discrimination based upon a person's sexual orientation. Such discrimination includes unlawful housing practices, the denial of loans or other financial assistance, the denial of membership into an organization relating to the selling or renting of dwellings, unlawful employment practices, and the denial of the right to use public accommodations.

This act defines "sexual orientation" as male or female heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality by inclination, practice, identity or expression, or having a self-image or identity not traditionally associated with one's biological maleness or femaleness.

The act also clarifies that discrimination includes cases where unfair treatment results from the guilty party's mere assumptions about the victim of characteristics of race, religion, etc., whether or not those assumptions are true or false.

This is identical to SB 323 (2003).