Public Accommodations & Housing

In May 2008, Governor Bill Ritter signed the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act that added protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in places of 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. Therefore, it is unlawful for places of public accommodation to deny access or services based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. For Coloradans, this means all people now have equal access to sales, services, and housing.