The Saint Paul Human Rights Ordinance is one of the strongest in the United States. It prohibits discriminatory treatment in employment, real property, education, public accommodations, and public services. The Human Rights Ordinance is available in its entirety online. Saint Paul Legislative Code - Chapter 183. You can click on the links below for examples of prohibited acts of discrimination in the respective area.

Human Rights Ordinance - Chapter 183 Saint Paul Legislative Code

EMPLOYMENT Any employer within the City of Saint Paul cannot discriminate against any employee or applicant because of that person's membership in or association with a member of a protected class.

REAL PROPERTY It is unlawful for any party to with the right to sell, rent, or lease any real property to discriminate by refusing to sell, rent, or lease, or to deny any person(s) from equal enjoyment of such property, etc., Watch videos on fair housing available in multiple languages.
EDUCATION It is unlawful for any institution of education to discriminate with respect to access, use, or benefit of the institution's services or facilities. Some exceptions apply. PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS It is unlawful for any place open to the public to discriminate against any person(s) because of that person's membership in or association with a member of a protected class.
PUBLIC SERVICES It is unlawful to discriminate against a person(s) by denying access to, use of, or benefit from any public services on account of any prohibited basis of discrimination. BUSINESS, CREDIT & other PROHIBITED PRACTICES It is unlawful to discriminate in the extension of credit, except when the decision is based on status with respect to public assistance; or to refuse to do business with a woman based on her use of her current surname or former surname. It is against the law to retaliate against any individual for taking part in a discrimination investigation or to obstruct or prevent any person from complying with the Ordinance.

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Last Edited: August 9, 2021