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Your Civil Rights

Minnesota Human Rights Act

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

The Minnesota Human Rights Act protects the civil rights of Minnesotans in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, education, credit, and business based on their protected class, such as: race, religion, disability, national origin, sex, martial status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 

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The Service Animal law

Businesses that serve the public must allow people with disabilities to enter with their service animal and to proceed into any area of the facility where customers are normally allowed to go.

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Housing Discrimination

Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, housing is a protected area, and it is illegal to treat you differently in housing because of your: race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, public assistance, sexual orientation, or familial status.

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Disability Discrimination

Discrimination based on disability is illegal in Minnesota. Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, disability is a “protected class.”

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