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Your Civil Rights

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights enforces one of the strongest civil rights laws in the country, the Minnesota Human Rights Act

Since 1967, the Minnesota Human Rights Act has protected the civil rights of Minnesotans.

The law prohibits discrimination in different areas such as employment, housing, and education on the basis of protected class such as race, religion, and disability.

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Who is Protected?

Learn about who is protected under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. 

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Where does the law apply?

Know the areas that are protected under the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

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Service Animals

Learn about protections for service and emotional support animals in housing, employment, and public places.

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