2017 Maryland Code
State Government
Title 20 - Human Relations
Subtitle 7 - Discrimination in Housing
§ 20-702. State policy; administration and enforcement of subtitle

  • (a) State policy. -- It is the policy of the State:
    • (1) to provide for fair housing throughout the State to all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability; and
    • (2) to that end, to prohibit discriminatory practices with respect to residential housing by any person, in order to protect and ensure the peace, health, safety, prosperity, and general welfare of all.
  • (b) Administration and enforcement of subtitle. -- This subtitle:
    • (1) is an exercise of the police power of the State for the protection of the people of the State; and
    • (2) shall be administered and enforced by the Commission and, as provided in this title, enforced by the appropriate State court.
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