The City strongly discourages all forms of discrimination against the protected classes. Because the other protected classes are covered by state and federal laws, the amendment makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Any person within the City limits who has four or more employees, who sells real estate or rents housing with more than four units, or who offers goods, services, facilities or accommodations to the public must comply with the amendment. The governmental entity of the City of Manhattan must also comply with the amendment.
However, the ordinance does not apply to a religious organization; a nonprofit fraternal or social association or corporation; a school, university or school district; the Riley County Police Department; or another governmental entity.