Since May 19, 1964, the mission of the Gary Human Relations Commission has been to promote equal opportunity with regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or handicap in employment, education, housing, public services and accommodations. The Commission is also charged with the responsibility to protect employers, real estate brokers, property owners and others from unfounded charges of discrimination. The Commission handles all ADA and Title VI grievances.