Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Civil rights. Prohibits discriminatory practices in acquisition or sale of real estate, housing, education, public accommodations, employment, the extending of credit, and public contracts based on military active duty status, or sexual orientation. Provides protections for religious liberty and conscience. Limits the adoption of a civil rights ordinance after December 31, 2015, that applies to a class of persons not covered by state law. Permits local civil rights agencies to order the employment of a veteran. Provides that the changes in the act to the civil rights law and the fair housing law are nonseverable. Provides that a court is Civil rights. Prohibits discriminatory practices in acquisition or sale of real estate, housing, education, public accommodations, employment, the extending of credit, and public contracts based on military active duty status, or sexual orientation. Provides protections for religious liberty and conscience. Limits the adoption of a civil rights ordinance after December 31, 2015, that applies to a class of persons not covered by state law. Permits local civil rights agencies to order the employment of a veteran. Provides that the changes in the act to the civil rights law and the fair housing law are nonseverable. Provides that a court is to use the material burden analysis in reviewing certain claims involving religion, thought, speech, and assembly. Repeals the substantially burden of religion analysis in reviewing certain claims involving government action. ... View more