(A) The guidelines in this section have been adopted to contribute to the implementation of nondiscriminatory personnel policies of employers, unions, and employment agencies with respect to the sexual orientation of their employees, members, and job applicants as required by Parts 3 and 4 of Article 34 of Title 24, C.R.S. These guidelines have also been adopted to contribute to the implementation of nondiscriminatory business and institutional policies affecting housing, with respect to the sexual orientation of any person, as required by Part 5 of Article 34 of Title 24, C.R.S., and nondiscriminatory policies of places of public accommodation, with respect to the sexual orientation of any person, as required by Part 6 of Article 34 of Title 24, C.R.S. Effective: May 29, 2008.1399915
(B) The guidelines in this part are designed to serve as a workable set of standards for employers, unions, employment agencies, owners, lessees, proprietors, managers, employees, places of public accommodation, agents, or any other persons engaged in employment, housing or public accommodations, in determining whether their policies concerning sexual orientation conform with the basic purpose of the elimination of discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, as defined by the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, Parts 3 to 7 of Article 34 of Title 24, C.R.S., hereinafter referred to as “the Act.” Section 24-34-305(1)(a), C.R.S., entitled “Powers and Duties of Commission,” authorizes the Commission to “adopt, publish, amend and rescind” regulations consistent with and for the enforcement of the Act. Effective: May 29, 2008.