Jackson Enacts Ordinance Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

On Feb. 8, 2017, Jackson City Council approved an ordinance (No. 2017-03) that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations. The ordinance applies to employers in the city employing one or more persons. All complaints must be filed within 30 days of the incident with the city's Human Relations Commission. From there, complaints are forwarded to the city attorney's office for investigation and prosecution.

This ordinance is effective March 10, 2017.

Ordinance No. 2017-03 (page 34) »