Public Accommodations & Housing

In May 2008, Governor Bill Ritter signed the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act to add protections for LGBT people in public accommodations (i.e., restaurants and hotels) and housing. A public accommodation is defined as an entity that offers sales or services of any kind to the public: businesses, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, clinics, and health clubs.

Under this law, LGBT Coloradans are protected by ensuring landlords and housing entities as well as public accommodations use inclusive business practices. For Coloradans, this means all people now have equal access to sales, services, and housing.