The City’s recently approved non-discrimination ordinance officially took effect on January 22. The ordinance prohibits discrimination in the City of Merriam in employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Any person within city limits who has four or more employees, who sells real estate or rents housing with more than four units, or who offers goods, services, facilities, or accommodations to the public must comply with this ordinance. However, religious organizations and nonprofit fraternal or social associations are exempt from parts of the ordinance.
Anyone who believes they have been discriminated against under this ordinance may complete a complaint form and submit it to the City. Additional details about the enforcement process and the ordinance are available online.
View the adopted ordinance in full.