2015 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 45 - Hotels, Motels, Restaurants and Boardinghouses
CHAPTER 9 - EQUAL ENJOYMENT AND PRIVILEGES TO PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS
Section 45-9-10. All persons entitled to equal enjoyment of and privileges to public accommodations; places of public accommodation; "supported by state action" defined.

SC Code § 45-9-10 (2015) What's This?

(A) All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in Article 1 of this chapter, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.

(B) Each of the following establishments which serves the public is a place of public accommodation within the meaning of this chapter if discrimination or segregation by it is supported by state action:

(1) any inn, hotel, motel, or other establishment which provides lodging to transient guests, other than an establishment located within a building which contains not more than five rooms for rent or hire and which is actually occupied by the proprietor of such establishment as his residence;

(2) any restaurant, cafeteria, lunchroom, lunch counter, soda fountain, or other facility principally engaged in selling food for consumption on the premises, including, but not limited to, any such facility located on the premises of any retail establishment, or any gasoline station;

(3) any hospital, clinic, or other medical facility which provides overnight accommodations;

(4) any retail or wholesale establishment;

(5) any motion picture house, theater, concert hall, billiard parlor, saloon, barroom, golf course, sports arena, stadium, or other place of amusement, exhibition, recreation, or entertainment; and

(6) any establishment which is physically located within the premises of any establishment otherwise covered by this subsection, or within the premises of which is physically located any such covered establishment, and which holds itself out as serving patrons of such covered establishment.

(C) "Supported by state action" means the licensing or permitting of any establishment or any agent of an establishment listed above, subject to the exclusion provided in Section 45-9-20, which has or must have a license or permit from the State, its agencies, or local governmental entities to lawfully operate.

HISTORY: 1990 Act No. 423, Section 1, eff April 25, 1990.

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