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Unruh Civil Rights Act
UNRUH CIVIL RIGHTS ACT
The Unruh Civil Rights Act (California Civil Code Section 51) provides protection from discrimination by all business establishments in California, including housing and public accommodations, because of age, ancestry, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation. Other State laws relating to prohibitions of discrimination based on disability include California Civil Codes Sections 54 through 55.2 .
CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODES SECTIONS 54 through 55.2
Access for persons with disabilities is also addressed under California Civil Code Section 54 through 55.2 which provides that "individuals with disabilities or medical conditions have the same right as the general public to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, medical facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and physicians' offices, public facilities, and other public places."
Also, "Individuals with disabilities shall be entitled to full and equal access, as other members of the general public, to all housing accommodations offered for rent, lease, or compensation." This section also covers access to transportation and service dogs. Other State laws relating to prohibitions of discrimination based on disability include the Unruh Civil Rights Act .
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