Who must comply with the amendment?
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.

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1. What is the intent of the amendment to the Non-Discrimination Ordinance?
2. Who does the amendment protect?
3. Who must comply with the amendment?
4. What are some examples of public accommodations?
5. How does this amendment affect restrooms and changing facilities?
6. What does the amendment allow me to do if I believe I have been discriminated against?
7. Is the Human Rights and Services Board involved in the complaint process?
8. Will there be a filing fee for a complaint with the City?
9. What would I do if I have had a City complaint filed against me?
10. Then what happens?
11. What happens if I don’t like the investigator’s decision or I don’t want to settle?
12. What are the penalties?
13. Is this a crime?
14. Can a City complaint be filed against a person who makes an offensive comment or gesture toward someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity?
15. When will this ordinance be effective?