What does the NDO protect?

The Ordinance provides an individual with protection from certain discriminatory acts on the basis of a person’s age, color, disability, familial status, gender identity, genetic information, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship or military or veteran status.

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1. What is the intent of the Non-Discrimination Ordinance (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?