The Commission has basically two responsibilities:

  1. A legal responsibility to ensure that the provisions of the Ordinance are vigorously enforced.
  2. A moral responsibility to promote equal opportunity through actions which reflect commitment to Civil Rights.

Our achievements are also yours. It is our hope that you will continue to join with us in a common effort to meet the challenges of the future – the fulfillment of our promise as a free society. Encumbered in this promise, is the reality of justice, freedom, respect and economic equality for all persons, without discrimination, because of their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability or familial status.

Click here for the City of Gary Civil Rights Ordinance (6754). Contact our offices at 219-883-4151 for more information on obtaining copies of ordinances and/or any amendments.