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What Is Discrimination in Public Accommodation?

The City of Boulder’s Human Rights Ordinance protects against discrimination in public accommodation. It is a violation of the ordinance to withhold or deny the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, or advantages of a place of public accommodation because of membership in a protected class.

This law applies to any place of public accommodation in the city limits of Boulder. A place of public accommodation is defined as:

"any place of business engaged in any sales to the general public and any place that offers services, facilities, privileges, or advantages to the general public or that receives financial support through solicitation of the general public or through governmental subsidy of any kind."

 Some examples of places of public accommodation are:

  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Health clubs
  • Movie theaters

Deadline for filing a complaint of discrimination in Public Accommodation is within 60 calendar days of the alleged violation.