Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1402.71. Prohibitions.

It is unlawful discriminatory practice for an insurer authorized to sell motor vehicle insurance in the District of Columbia to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based on actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, lawful occupation, or location within the geographical area of the District of Columbia of any individual:

(1) To fail or refuse to issue a policy of motor vehicle insurance;

(2) To fail or refuse to renew a policy of motor vehicle insurance; or

(3) To cancel a policy of motor vehicle insurance.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, § 271; as added Sept. 18, 1982, D.C. Law 4-155, § 14(b), 29 DCR 3491; June 28, 1994, D.C. Law 10-129, § 2(g), 41 DCR 2583; Oct. 21, 1995, D.C. Law 11-64, § 2(a), 42 DCR 4322; Oct. 1, 2002, D.C. Law 14-189, § 2(f), 49 DCR 6523; Mar. 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-58, § 2(g), 53 DCR 14.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2533.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 14-189 substituted “actual or perceived: race” for “race”.

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