2015 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XXXI - TRADE AND COMMERCE
Chapter 354-A - STATE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Section 354-A:10 - Unlawful Discriminatory Practices.

NH Rev Stat § 354-A:10 (2015) What's This?

    354-A:10 Unlawful Discriminatory Practices. – It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person, being the owner, lessee, sublessee, assignee, managing agent or other person having the right to rent or lease a dwelling or commercial structure or being in the business of selling or renting dwellings or commercial structures:
    I. To refuse to sell or rent after the receipt of a bona fide offer, or to refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental of, or otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling or commercial structure to any person because of age, sex, race, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, religion or national origin. In addition, no person shall be denied the benefit of the rights afforded by this paragraph on account of that person's sexual orientation.
    II. To discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions, or privilege of sale or rental of a dwelling or commercial structure, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection therewith, because of age, sex, race, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, religion or national origin. In addition, no person shall be denied the benefit of the rights afforded by this paragraph on account of that person's sexual orientation.
    III. To make, print or publish, or cause to be made, printed or published, any notice, statement or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling or commercial structure that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on age, sex, race, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, religion or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. In addition, no person shall be denied the benefit of the rights afforded by this paragraph on account of that person's sexual orientation.
    IV. To represent to any person because of age, sex, race, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, religion or national origin that any dwelling or commercial structure is not available for inspection, sale, or rental when such dwelling is in fact so available. In addition, no person shall be denied the benefit of the rights afforded by this paragraph on account of that person's sexual orientation.
    V. For profit, to induce or attempt to induce any person to sell or rent any dwelling by representations regarding the entry or prospective entry into the neighborhood of a person or persons of a particular age, sex, race, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, religion or national origin. In addition, no person shall be denied the benefit of the rights afforded by this paragraph on account of that person's sexual orientation.
    VI. To evict a tenant solely on the grounds that the person has acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or is regarded to have acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
    VII. For any person or other entity whose business includes engaging in residential real estate-related transactions to discriminate against any person in making available such a transaction, or in the terms or conditions of such a transaction, because of age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, marital status, or national origin. In addition, no person shall be denied the benefit of the rights afforded by this paragraph on account of that person's sexual orientation.
    VIII. To deny any person access to, or membership or participation in, any multiple-listing service, real estate brokers' organization or other service, organization, or facility relating to the business of selling or renting dwellings, or to discriminate against that person in the terms or conditions of such access, membership, or participation, on account of age, familial status, sex, race, color, creed, disability, national origin, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Source. 1992, 224:1. 1997, 108:14. 2006, 126:1, eff. July 1, 2006.


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