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      RS 51:2254     


§2254. Unlawful financial practices

           It shall be an unlawful practice for a financial institution or an individual employed by or acting on behalf of a financial institution:

           (1) To discriminate against an individual because of the race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, as defined in R.S. 51:2232, or age of the individual or the present or prospective owner, tenant, or occupant of the immovable property or of a member, stockholder, director, officer, employee, or representative of any of these, in the granting, withholding, extending, modifying, or renewing of rates, terms, conditions, privileges, or other provisions of financial assistance or in the extension of services in connection therewith.

           (2) To use a form of application for financial assistance or to make or keep a record or inquiry in connection with applications for financial assistance which indicates directly or indirectly a limitation, specification, or discrimination, as to race, creed, color, religion, disability, as defined in R.S. 51:2232, or national origin, or an intent to make such a limitation, specification, or discrimination.

           (3) To discriminate by refusing to give full recognition, because of sex, to the income of each spouse or the total income and expenses of both spouses where both spouses become or are prepared to become joint or several obligors in real estate transactions.

           Acts 1988, No. 886, §1; Acts 1993, No. 820, §9.

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