Can a complaint be filed against a person who makes an offensive comment or gesture toward someone because of any characteristic of the individual?

No. Being rude, offensive, or insulting toward an individual based on any characteristic is, on its own, not an act of discrimination under the proposed ordinance. To commit an unlawful discriminatory practice, a person must deny an individual rights or privileges in employment, housing, or public accommodations on the basis of membership in the protected classes specified. If a person, in conjunction with an unlawful discriminatory practice, is rude, offensive, or insulting toward that individual, it can be used as evidence during the complaint process.

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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?