SB 962 Bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity
Sponsor: Justus
LR Number: 6261S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Progress and Development
Last Action: 4/9/2014 - Hearing Conducted S Progress and Development Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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Current Bill Summary

SB 962 - This act prohibits discrimination based upon a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. 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. The term "gender identity" is defined as the gender-related identity, appearance, or mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual's designed sex at birth.

This act is identical to SB 96 (2013) and SB 798 (2012) and similar to SB 757 (2014), SS/HCS/HB 320 (2013), SB 239 (2011), SB 626 (2010), SB 109 (2009), SB 824 (2008), and SB 266 (2007).