Section 12-35 Places of public accommodation.


    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, directly or indirectly, to refuse, withhold from or deny any individual, or to attempt to refuse, withhold from or deny any individual, any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, services, or privileges made available in any place of public accommodation as defined in this Article, or to segregate or discriminate against any individual in the use thereof because of such individual's protected category; provided, that it shall not be unlawful discriminatory practice for any place of public accommodation owned by or operated on behalf of a religious corporation, association or society to give preference in the use of such place to members of its own religious faith unless individuals are excluded from membership therein because of inclusion in a protected category other than religion.

    (b) It shall be unlawful to aid, abet, incite, compel or force the doing of any acts prohibited by this section or to attempt to do so; or for any person to retaliate or discriminate in any manner against any individual who has opposed any practice prohibited by this section; or because any individual has testified, assisted or participated in any manner in any investigation, proceeding or hearing conducted pursuant to or in consequence of this section.

    (c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a private club or other establishment not in fact open to the public, except to the extent the facilities of such establishment are made available to the customers or patrons of an establishment within the scope of "public accommodation" as defined in section 12-32 of this Article.

(Code 1964, § 7.2030)