SB 239 Prohibits discrimination based upon a person's sexual orientation
Sponsor: Justus Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 0275S.01I Fiscal Note: 0275-01N.ORG
Committee: Progress and Development
Last Action: 2/10/2011 - Second Read and Referred S Progress and Development Committee Journal Page: S235
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 239 - This act prohibits discrimination based upon a person's sexual orientation. Such discrimination includes unlawful housing practices, denial of loans or other financial assistance, denial of membership into an organization relating to the selling or renting of dwellings, unlawful employment practices, and 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 gender.

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

This act is identical to SB 266 (2007), SB 1019 (2008), SB 824 (2008), SB 109 (2009), SB 626 (2010) and HB 1850 (2010).