Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The City of Shoreline hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the City to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that no person in the United State of America shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which the City receives federal financial assistance.
Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the City of Shoreline. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the Office of the City Clerk within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence.
The Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), clearly prohibits discrimination because of “gender expression or identity” in places that serve the public, such as city buildings (RCW 49.60.010). The Washington State Human Rights Commission (HRC) – the state agency responsible for enforcing the WLAD – issued regulations in 2015 clarifying that the WLAD protects the right of transgender individuals to use restrooms and other gender-segregated facilities consistent with their gender identity. In order to alert patrons and customers to this requirement the City has placed signage outside restrooms at its facilities.
More information can be found on the Washington State Human Rights Commission website.