In connection with any of the transactions set forth in this section which affect any housing accommodation in the open market, or in connection with any public sale, rental or lease of any housing accommodation, it shall be unlawful within the City of Ashland for a person, owner, financial institution, real estate broker or real estate salesman, or any representative of the above, to:
A. Refuse to sell, rent or lease, or deny to or withhold any housing accommodation from a person because of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income or familial status; or domestic partnership status; or
B. Discriminate against a person in the terms, conditions or privileges of the sale, rental or lease of any housing accommodation, or in the furnishing of facilities of services in connection therewith; or
C. Represent to a person that any housing accommodation is not available for inspection, sale, rental or lease when in fact it is so available, or to refuse to permit a person to inspect any housing accommodation on the open market because of race, color, religion, age, or national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or familial status; or domestic partnership status; or
D. Retaliate or discriminate in any manner against a person because that person has opposed a practice declared unlawful by this article, or because that person has filed a complaint, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in any investigation, proceeding, hearing or conference under this ordinance; or
F. Inquire into the sexual orientation of a purchaser, renter, or lessee, or prospective purchaser, renter or lessee.
G. Refuse to permit, at the expense of the a person with disabilities, reasonable modifications of existing premises occupied or to be occupied by such person if such modifications may be necessary to afford such person full enjoyment of the premises, except that, in the case of a rental, the landlord may where it is reasonable to do so condition permission for a modification on the renter agreeing to restore the interior of the premises to the condition that existed before the modification, reasonable wear and tear excepted. (Ord. 3131, amended, 2016; Ord. 3077, amended, 11/06/2012; Ord. 2746, amended, 1994)