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S 0639 - Uniform Anti-Discrimination Act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto (D)
Last Action: 4/1/2015 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits discriminating against a person or segregating a person from a public place on the basis of sex or sexual orientation.  

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S 0639 General Bill, By Hutto, Kimpson and Matthews
Similar (H 3950)
Summary: Uniform Anti-Discrimination Act
    A BILL TO ENACT THE "UNIFORM ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POLICY OF THE STATE HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, SO AS TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF DISCRIMINATION TO INCLUDE DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-80, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR AN EMPLOYER TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AN INDIVIDUAL BECAUSE OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S SEXUAL ORIENTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 31-21-40, RELATING TO FAIR HOUSING, SO AS TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AN INDIVIDUAL BASED ON THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION WHEN SELLING OR RENTING PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 31-21-50, RELATING TO FAIR HOUSING, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE DENIAL OF ACCESS TO, OR MEMBERSHIP OR PARTICIPATION IN, A MULTIPLE-LISTING SERVICE OR SIMILAR SERVICE OR ORGANIZATION BASED ON THE PERSON'S SEXUAL ORIENTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 31-21-60, RELATING TO FAIR HOUSING, SO AS TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION IN RELATION TO RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE-RELATED TRANSACTIONS BASED ON A PERSON'S SEXUAL ORIENTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 44-69-80, RELATING TO HOME HEALTH AGENCIES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A HOME HEALTH AGENCY FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST A PATIENT OR POTENTIAL PATIENT ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 44-71-90, RELATING TO HOSPICE PROGRAMS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A HOSPICE PROGRAM FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST A POTENTIAL PATIENT ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 45-9-10, RELATING TO HOTELS, MOTELS, RESTAURANTS, AND BOARDINGHOUSES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A PERSON OR SEGREGATION FROM A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.
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04/01/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
04/01/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 6)



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