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H 3021 General Bill, By Rutherford and Cobb-Hunter
Summary: Uniform Antidiscrimination Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "UNIFORM ANTIDISCRIMINATION ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-20, 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 1-32-60, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THAT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT DOES NOT ALLOW A PERSON TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AN INDIVIDUAL BASED ON THE INDIVIDUAL'S RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR DISABILITY; 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 PATIENT OR 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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12/15/16House Prefiled
12/15/16House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/10/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 43)
01/10/17House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 43)



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