Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 213
Human Rights
Section 213.065

August 28, 2013


Discrimination in public accommodations prohibited, exceptions.

213.065. 1. All persons within the jurisdiction of the state of Missouri are free and equal and shall be entitled to the full and equal use and enjoyment within this state of any place of public accommodation, as hereinafter defined, without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, or disability.

2. It is an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person, directly or indirectly, to refuse, withhold from or deny any other person, or to attempt to refuse, withhold from or deny any other person, any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, services, or privileges made available in any place of public accommodation, as defined in section 213.010 and this section, or to segregate or discriminate against any such person in the use thereof on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, or disability.

3. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a private club, a place of accommodation owned by or operated on behalf of a religious corporation, association or society, or other establishment which is not in fact open to the public, unless the facilities of such establishments are made available to the customers or patrons of a place of public accommodation as defined in section 213.010 and this section.

(L. 1986 S.B. 513, A.L. 1992 H.B. 1619, A.L. 1998 S.B. 786)

(2012) Section's prohibition against discrimination in any place of public accommodation encompasses a claim against a school district for student-on-student harassment in a public school. Doe ex rel. Subia v. Kansas City, Missouri School District, 372 S.W.3d 43 (Mo.App.W.D.).


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