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Non-Discrimination Laws

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All City of Atlanta non-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, parental status, familial status, national origin, age and disability. The non-discrimination laws are set forth in Atlanta’s Charter and Code of Ordinances

The City’s non-discrimination laws apply to a multitude of situations, including the following:

  1. All City of Atlanta decisions and actions
    City of Atlanta Bill of Rights and numerous sections of the Atlanta Code of Ordinances, including Sections 114-121, 114-452(5), 114-166(a), 3-502 and 142-12(b)(1)
  2. Employment decisions by private employers located in Atlanta who have at least ten employees
    Atlanta Code of Ordinances Sections 94-111 and 94-112
  3. Housing decisions, including real estate sales and rentals, where the individual or company making the decision owns at least four properties for sale or rent in Atlanta
    Atlanta Code of Ordinances Section 94-91 thru Section 94-97
  4. Decisions about selection or treatment of customers by businesses that provide goods or services to the public (often referred to as “public accommodations”) in Atlanta, including hotels, restaurants, bars, banks, theaters and amusement parks.
    Atlanta Code of Ordinances Section 94-68 and Section 10-224(a)
  5. Decisions regarding potential exhibitors or patrons by anyone leasing the Atlanta Cyclorama or the Atlanta Civic Center.
    Atlanta Code of Ordinances Section 46-1(b) and Section 46-37
  6. Employment, subcontracting and union membership decisions by contractors doing business with the City.
    Atlanta Code of Ordinances Sections 2-1381, 2-1414 and 2-1466
  7. Decisions regarding sale of alcohol or other products by an individual or company licensed to sell alcohol in the City.
    Atlanta Code of Ordinances Section 10-223

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