Civil Rights Act
Civil Rights Act may refer to several acts of the United States Congress, including:
- Civil Rights Act of 1866, extending the rights of emancipated slaves by stating that any person born in the United States regardless of race is a US citizen
- Civil Rights Act of 1871, prohibiting ethnic violence against African Americans
- Civil Rights Act of 1875, prohibiting discrimination in "public accommodations"; found unconstitutional in 1883 as Congress could not regulate conduct of individuals
- Civil Rights Act of 1957, establishing the Civil Rights Commission
- Civil Rights Act of 1960, establishing federal inspection of local voter registration polls
- Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin by federal and state governments as well as some public places
- Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, creed, and national origin
- Civil Rights Act of 1991, providing the right to trial by jury on discrimination claims and introducing the possibility of emotional distress damages, while limiting the amount that a jury could award
- Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, specifying that recipients of federal funds must comply with civil rights laws in all areas, not just in the particular program or activity that received federal funding
- List of short titles
- Unruh Civil Rights Act, a 1959 Californian law prohibiting discrimination in housing
- Voting Rights Act of 1965
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