What is the intent of the NDO?

The ordinance prohibits discrimination in the areas of Employment, Housing, and Public Accommodations, based on membership in the protected classes specified in the ordinance. It also creates a local enforcement process for complaints of discrimination on the basis of membership in the protected classes specified in the ordinance.

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1. What is the intent of the NDO?
2. What does the NDO protect?
3. What does sexual orientation and gender identity mean?
4. Who must comply with the NDO?
5. What are examples of public accommodations?
6. How does the NDO affect restrooms and changing facilities?
7. What does the NDO allow me to do if I believe I have been discriminated against?
8. Are any boards or commissions involved?
9. Will there be a filing fee for a complaint with the City?
10. What are the penalties?
11. Is discrimination a crime?
12. Can a complaint be filed against a person who makes an offensive comment or gesture toward someone because of any characteristic of the individual?
13. When will the NDO be effective?