Michigan City, IN Human Rights

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Michigan City, IN, US

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Type: Ordinance

Status: Adopted

Source File: http://www.emichigancity.com/cityhall/departments/humanrights/pdf/ordinance3283.pdf

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ORDINANCE NO. 3283
MICHIGAN CITY HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE

An ordinance creating a Human Rights Commission and extending to all of the residents of the City of Michigan City equal opportunity for education, employment, access to public accommodations and conveniences and acquisition through purchase or rental of real property.

WHEREAS, the present Ordinance should be re-enacted to comply with and as authorized by the requirements of the Indiana Civil Rights Act.

WHEREAS, the Common Council should be notified of the pendency of all public hearings; and

WHEREAS, discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education and other areas of civil rights exist;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MICHIGAN CITY THAT ORDINANCE NUMBER 2266 is hereby repealed and following Human Rights Ordinance is hereby adopted:

SECTION 1. MICHIGAN CITY HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE - TITLE #3283
This ordinance shall be known and may be cited and referred to as the "MICHIGAN CITY HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE".

SECTION 2. PURPOSE
It is the public policy of the city of Michigan City, Indiana to provide all of its citizens equal opportunity for education, employment, access to public conveniences and accommodations and acquisition through purchase or rental of real property including but not limited to housing, and to eliminate segregation or separation based solely on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, handicap, or familial status since such segregation is an impediment to equal opportunity; and

WHEREAS, equal educational and employment opportunities and equal access to and use of public accommodations and equal opportunity for acquisition of real property, to the extent that remedies for the prevention of their denial are herein provided are hereby declared to be civil rights. The practice of denying these rights to persons by reason of the race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, handicap, or familial status of such person is contrary to the principles of freedom and equality of opportunity and is a burden to the objectives of the public policy of this city, and are hereby declared to be unlawful discriminatory practices. The promotion of equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, handicap, or familial status through reasonable methods is the purpose of this Ordinance.

WHEREAS, it is also the public policy of the city of Michigan City to protect employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, property owners, real estate brokers, and lending institutions from unfounded charges of discrimination.

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