SB 593 – Public Act 95-0668

Sponsored by Senator Cullerton and Representative Fritchey, Senate Bill 593 expanded the current definition of “public accommodation” in the Illinois Human Rights Act to cover professional offices (such as medical facilities and dental offices). Under the Illinois Human Rights Act, it is a civil rights violation to deny or refuse full and equal enjoyment of any “place of public accommodation” on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, and gender-related identity.

Learn more about the expanded definition of "public accommodation" in the Illinois Human Rights Act.