non·​dis·​crim·​i·​na·​tion | \ ˌnän-dis-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce nondiscrimination (audio) \

Definition of nondiscrimination

: the absence or avoidance of discrimination … officially affirming a federal government policy of nondiscrimination in employment.— Benjamin Quarles … passed nondiscrimination ordinances protecting transsexuals in schools, jobs and housing.— David E. Thigpen

Examples of nondiscrimination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After multiple reports of racist behavior targeting guests, Airbnb instituted a nondiscrimination statement that all guests and hosts must sign. CBS News, "Airbnb, resilient in pandemic, goes public at $68 a share," 10 Dec. 2020 After multiple reports of racist behavior targeting guests, Airbnb instituted a nondiscrimination statement that all guests and hosts must sign. Dee-ann Durbin,, "Airbnb, resilient during pandemic but still unprofitable, sees shares soar in IPO," 10 Dec. 2020 As chairman of the State Affairs committee last year, Phelan reintroduced nondiscrimination ordinances into a bill that was meant to overturn local ordinances to protect workers. James Barragán, Dallas News, "State Rep. Dade Phelan has clear path to be next Texas House Speaker after final GOP rival withdraws," 5 Nov. 2020 Philadelphia says this violates the city’s nondiscrimination rules, meaning that CSS can no longer... The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Philly, Catholics and Foster Kids," 3 Nov. 2020 And until this month, the state had a moratorium on cities passing their own nondiscrimination protections. Jeff Taylor, NBC News, "N. Carolina wedding venue denies lesbian couple, citing 'Christian values'," 22 Dec. 2020 As a public institution that benefits from significant taxpayer funding, the U should be closely scrutinized whenever leaders make decisions which value or promote profit-seeking over nondiscrimination policy. Elizabeth Sharrow, Star Tribune, "Pitting men's and women's sports against each other at the U is wrong," 8 Dec. 2020 About 70 percent of Texans support the idea a comprehensive nondiscrimination law for the LGBTQ community, according to Shortall. Brandon Lingle,, "Texas lawmakers to seek LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws — and economic boost," 31 Oct. 2020 He’s also vowed to restore nondiscrimination requirements for federal contractors, advocate for LGBTQ rights on the global stage and sign the Equality Act within his first 100 days in office. NBC News, "Biden administration on track to be most LGBTQ-inclusive in U.S. history," 4 Dec. 2020

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1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondiscrimination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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