Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1401.01. Intent of Council.

It is the intent of the Council of the District of Columbia, in enacting this chapter, to secure an end in the District of Columbia to discrimination for any reason other than that of individual merit, including, but not limited to, discrimination by reason of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, and place of residence or business.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title I, § 101, 24 DCR 6038; June 28, 1994, D.C. Law 10-129, § 2(a), 41 DCR 2583; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-242,§ 2(a), 46 DCR 952; Apr. 5, 2005, D.C. Law 15-263, § 2(a), 52 DCR 237; Mar. 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-58, § 2(a), 53 DCR 14; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-273, § 3(a), 54 DCR 859; Apr. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 22-281, § 2(a), 66 DCR 1601.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2501.

1973 Ed., § 6-2201.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-608.01, § 1-608.01a, § 1-608.59, § 1-632.06, § 2-1403.01, § 2-1431.01, § 2-1535.01, § 4-754.21, § 22-3312.02, and § 50-325.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-263 substituted “genetic information, disability,” for “disability,”.

D.C. Law 16-58 substituted “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,” for “sexual orientation,”.

D.C. Law 16-273 inserted “status as a victim of an intrafamily offense,” following “source of income,”.

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-281: § 4 of D.C. Law 22-281 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(a) of D.C. Law 22-281 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Editor's Notes

Residency requirement for District employees: Section 2 of D.C. Law 12-138, repealed by § 153 of Pub. L. 105-277, had amended §§ 1-608.1 and 1-609.1 1-608.01 and 1-608.01a, 2001 Ed., and enacted § 1-607.51, to require newly-hired District employees in the Career Service, Excepted Service, and Educational Service to establish and maintain residency in the District within 180 days of being hired, and to allow the Mayor to exempt hard to fill positions from the requirements of the act.

Repeal of Law

Repeal of Law 12-138

Section 153 of Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681-146, the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999, provided that D.C. Law 12-138 is repealed October 21, 1998.

Mayor's Orders

Establishment of Department of Human Rights and Minority Business Development: See Mayor’s Order 89-247, November 1, 1989.

Uniform Language in D.C. Government Anti-Discrimination Issuances and Equal Employment Opportunity Notices, see Mayor’s Order 2002-149, September 13, 2002 ( 49 DCR 8613).

Amendment of M.O. 2002-149, dated 8-26-02 — Uniform Language in D.C. Government Anti-Discrimination Issuances and Equal Employment Opportunity Notices, see Mayor’s Order 2002-175, November 1, 2002 ( 49 DCR 9883).

Sexual Harassment, see Mayor’s Order 2004-171, October 20, 2004 ( 51 DCR 10486).

Amendment of Mayor’s Order 2002-175, dated October 23, 2002 Uniform Language in D.C. Government Anti-Discrimination Issuances and Equal Employment Opportunity Notices, see Mayor’s Order 2006-151, November 6, 2006 ( 53 DCR 9351).