City of Pittsburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance Petition

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Kelci Cooper
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City of Pittsburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance Petition: Tell Pittsburg, Kansas to pass anti-discrimination ordinance!

The residents of the City of Pittsburg deserve the right to be free from discrimination because of that individual’s age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, gender identity, disability, military status, genetic information, marital status, or familial status. This right should include, but not be limited to any of the following:

  • The right to pursue and hold employment and the benefits associated therewith without wrongful discrimination.
  • The right to the full enjoyment of any of the services, advantages, or privileges of any place of public accommodation without wrongful discrimination.
  • The right to engage in property transactions, including obtaining housing for rent or sale and credit therefore, without wrongful discrimination.
  • The right to exercise any right granted under this ordinance without retaliation.

This proposed ordinance provides an individual with protection from certain discriminatory acts on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, gender identity, disability, military status, genetic information, marital status, or familial status.

  • Age means an individual’s perceived or actual age or certain state or degree of mental or physical development involving legal responsibility and capacity.
  • Race means an individual’s personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). It can be described, but not limited to, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White.
  • Religion means a particular system of faith and worship or a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices. It can be described but not limited to religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.
  • Color means an individual’s skin color complexion.
  • Sex means the state of being male, female, or intersex.
  • Sexual orientation means an individual’s perceived or actual emotional, romantic, or sexual attraction to other people. It can be described as, but not limited to, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, or asexual.
  • Gender identity means the actual or perceived gender-related identity, expression, appearance, or mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, regardless of the individual’s designated sex at birth.
  • National origin or ancestry means a group of people sharing a common language, culture, ancestry, and/or similar social characteristics. It can be described, but not limited to Filipino, Mexican, Iranian, Russian, and American Indian.
  • Disability means a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities. It can be described but not limited to vision impairment, deaf or hard of hearing, mental health conditions, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, autism spectrum, and physical disability.
  • Military status means an individual’s military classification which can be described, but not limited to active duty, reserve, national guard, veterans, retired, military spouse, and non-military.
  • Genetic information means the hereditary information about DNA sequence, genetic sequence, genes, gene products, or inherited characteristics in chromosomal DNA or RNA that are derived from an individual or family member.
  • Marital status means a person’s state of being single, married, separated, divorced, or widowed.
  • Familial status means the makeup of an individual’s family which can be described, but not limited to children under the age of 18 living with parents/guardians, individuals who have children, pregnant individuals, and people in the process of adopting or gaining custody of children.

The ordinance provides uniform legal protection to individuals in all of the classes listed above, making it unlawful to discriminate in employment, housing, and public accommodations.