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(A) The right of an otherwise qualified person to be free from discrimination because of that person’s age, race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, military status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, is hereby recognized. This right shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following:

(1) The right to pursue and hold employment and associated benefits without wrongful discrimination;

(2) The right to the full enjoyment of any of the services, advantages or privileges of any place of public accommodation without wrongful discrimination;

(3) The right to engage in property transactions, including obtaining housing for rent or purchase and credit therefor, without wrongful discrimination; and

(4) The right to exercise any right granted under this chapter without retaliation.

(B) To protect these rights, the purpose of this chapter is to extend the law to prohibit discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity and to provide a local process for the acceptance, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination and retaliation relating to sexual orientation or gender identity. (Ord. 19-77 § 1, 2019.)