SB 716
Prohibits discrimination based upon a person's sexual orientation
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Last Action:
1/10/2006 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2006

Current Bill Summary

SB 716 - This act prohibits discrimination based upon a person's sexual orientation. Such discrimination includes unlawful housing practices, the denial of loans or other financial assistance, the denial of membership into an organization relating to the selling or renting of dwellings, unlawful employment practices, and the 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, or having a self-image or identity not traditionally associated with one's biological gender.

The act also specifies that discrimination includes cases where unfair treatment results from the guilty party's mere assumptions about the victim's characteristics, whether or not such assumptions are true or false.

This act is similar to SB 293 (2005).