§489-3  Discriminatory practices prohibition.  Unfair discriminatory practices that deny, or attempt to deny, a person the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of a place of public accommodation on the basis of race; sex, including gender identity or expression; sexual orientation; color; religion; ancestry; or disability, including the use of a service animal, are prohibited. [L 1986, c 292, pt of §1; am L 1990, c 210, §2; am L 1992, c 33, §5; am L 2006, c 76, §3; am L 2018, c 217, §8]


Law Journals and Reviews


  An Analysis of Hawai`i's Tradition of "Local" Ethnic Humor.  30 UH L. Rev. 219.

  Airbnb in Paradise:  Updating Hawai`i's Legal Approach Towards Racial Discrimination in the Sharing Economy.  39 UH L. Rev. 435 (2017).

  Hounds at the Hospital, Cats at the Clinic: Challenges Associated with Service Animals and Animal-Assisted Interventions in Healthcare Facilities.  40 UH L. Rev. 53 (2018).


Case Notes


  Individual plaintiffs' claims under this section were reinstated against defendants, where one of the defendants allegedly made a racial slur that was either directed at or witnessed by the individual plaintiffs.  300 F. Supp. 2d 1003.