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California State Statute:
opens new window California: Cal. Civil Code §51
Other Topics This statute was amended as part of 2011 CA SB 559, referred to as CalGINA, by adding genetic information to the list of characteristics addressed in the Unruh Civil Rights Act. All people in California are considered free and equal, and no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, primary language, or immigration status are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever.

Last Reviewed: May 25, 2018