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      RS 51:2602     


§2602. Policy

            A. The legislature finds and declares that persons in this state who seek a place to live should be able to find such housing whenever it is available. Further, in many localities there may be housing shortages. All persons should therefore be able to compete for available housing on an open, fair, and equitable basis, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, or natural, protective, or cultural hairstyle.

            B. It is therefore declared to be the policy of Louisiana that there is a legitimate governmental interest in protecting the welfare of the people of Louisiana by enacting equal housing opportunity legislation to discourage discriminatory housing practices.

            C. It is the policy of the state of Louisiana to provide, within state and federal constitutional limitations, for fair and equal housing opportunity throughout the state.

            Acts 1991, No. 527, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1997, No. 1141, §1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 2014, No. 811, §28, eff. June 23, 2014; Acts 2022, No. 529, §3.

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