Article 4 of the Baltimore City Code prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression in the areas of employment, public accommodations, education, health and welfare services, and housing.

Article 4 also established the Community Relations Commission and designated the Commission as the enforcer of Article 4 of the Baltimore City Code. In order to enforce Article 4, the Community Relations commission was given the authority to subpoena information and witnesses; to hold public hearings when conciliation attempts fail; to issue cease and desist orders and to take unresolved cases into court via legal counsel.

You can download a copy of Article 4 of the Baltimore City Code here: PDF icon Article 4 - The Community Relations Commission.pdf