The non-discrimination in places of public accommodations ordinance prohibits a business that provides a public accommodation from discriminating against a patron or customer based on one or more of that person’s protected characteristics. Those protected characteristics are: race, color, religion, sex, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression and national origin.
Specifically, a business is not permitted to deny any person the full and equal enjoyment of the business’s goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations on the basis of any
protected characteristic. A business is not permitted to exclude, refuse to provide services, offer lesser services, or disadvantage a person because of any of the characteristics protected by the ordinance.
Simply put, a business must offer and provide to all persons the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, facilities, privileges, and accommodations, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, marital
status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin.
Additionally, a business may not advertise or post a sign indicating that it discriminates based on these protected characteristics.