Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1411.02. Purpose.

The purpose of the Office is to secure an end to unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and educational institutions for any reason other than that of individual merit. The Office shall seek to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (as defined in § 2-1401.02(12A)), familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, physical disability, source of income, place of residence or business, and status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking.


(Oct. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 13-38, § 203, 46 DCR 6373; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-305, § 12, 53 DCR 6198; June 25, 2008, D.C. Law 17-177, § 5, 55 DCR 3696; Apr. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 22-281, § 3, 66 DCR 1601.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-305 substituted “disability” for “handicap”.

D.C. Law 17-177 substituted “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (as defined in § 2-1401.02(12A))” for “sexual orientation”.

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-281: § 7167 of D.C. Law 23-16 repealed § 4 of D.C. Law 22-281. Therefore the amendment of this section by D.C. Law 22-281 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-281: § 4 of D.C. Law 22-281 provided that the change made to this section by § 3 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.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-281, see § 7167 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-281, see § 7167 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).

For temporary (90-day) addition of subchapter IV, see notes following § 2-1411.01.