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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 24. Government State § 24-34-301. Definitions

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As used in parts 3 to 8 of this article 34, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) “Age” means a chronological age of at least forty years.

(1.1) “Agency” or “state agency” means any board, bureau, commission, department, institution, division, section, or officer of the state.

(1.5) “Commission” means the Colorado civil rights commission created in section 24-34-303.

(1.6) “Commissioner” means a member of the Colorado civil rights commission.

(2) “Director” means the director of the Colorado civil rights division, which office is created in section 24-34-302.

(2.5) “Disability” has the same meaning as set forth in the federal “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990”, 42 U.S.C. sec. 12101 et seq., and its related amendments and implementing regulations.

(3) “Division” means the Colorado civil rights division, created in section 24-34-302.

(3.3) “Gender expression” means an individual's way of reflecting and expressing the individual's gender to the outside world, typically demonstrated through appearance, dress, and behavior.

(3.5) “Gender identity” means an individual's innate sense of the individual's own gender, which may or may not correspond with the individual's sex assigned at birth.

(4.1) “Housing” means a building, structure, vacant land, or part thereof offered for sale, lease, rent, or transfer of ownership;  except that “housing” does not include any room offered for rent or lease in a single-family dwelling maintained and occupied in part by the owner or lessee of said dwelling as his or her household.

(4.2) “Housing accommodations” means any real property or portion thereof that is used or occupied, or intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied, as the home, residence, or sleeping place of one or more persons but does not include any single family residence, the occupants of which rent, lease, or furnish for compensation not more than one room in that residence.

(4.5) “Marital status” means a relationship or a spousal status of an individual, including but not limited to being single, cohabitating, engaged, widowed, married, in a civil union, or legally separated, or a relationship or a spousal status of an individual who has had or is in the process of having a marriage or civil union dissolved or declared invalid.

(5)(a) “Person” means one or more individuals, limited liability companies, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, receivers, or the state of Colorado and all of its political subdivisions and agencies.

(b) For the purposes of part 5 of this article 34, “person” does not include any private club not open to the public that, as an incident to its primary purpose or purposes, provides lodgings that it owns or operates for other than a commercial purpose, unless the club has the purpose of promoting discrimination in the matter of housing against any person because of disability, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, or ancestry.

(5.1) “Place of public accommodation” or “public accommodation” has the same meaning as set forth in Title III of the federal “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990”, 42 U.S.C. sec. 12181(7), and its related amendments and implementing regulations.

(5.3) “Protective hairstyle” includes such hairstyles as braids, locs, twists, tight coils or curls, cornrows, Bantu knots, Afros, and headwraps.

(5.4) “Public entity” means:

(a) Any state or local government;  or

(b) Any department, agency, special district, or other instrumentality of a state or local government.

(5.5) “Public transportation service” means a common carrier of passengers or any other means of public conveyance or modes of transportation, including but not limited to airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, streetcars, boats, or taxis.

(5.6) “Qualified individual with a disability” or “individual with a disability” has the same meaning as set forth in the federal “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990”, 42 U.S.C. sec. 12131, and its related amendments and implementing regulations.

(5.8) “Race” includes hair texture, hair type, or a protective hairstyle that is commonly or historically associated with race.

(6) “Respondent” means any person, agency, organization, or other entity against whom a charge is filed pursuant to any of the provisions of parts 3 to 8 of this article.

(6.5) “Service animal” has the same meaning as set forth in the implementing regulations of Title II and Title III of the federal “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990”, 42 U.S.C. sec. 12101 et seq.

(7) “Sexual orientation” means an individual's identity, or another individual's perception thereof, in relation to the gender or genders to which the individual is sexually or emotionally attracted and the behavior or social affiliation that may result from the attraction.

(8) “Trainer of a service animal” means a person who individually trains a service animal.

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