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Jewish Congress Files Complaints of Bias Against 35 Resorts

The American Jewish Congress today filed with the New York State Commission Against Discrimination complaints against 35 New York State summer resorts, charging them with “unlawful discriminatory practices” in violation of the New York State Law Against Discrimination.

The complaints recite as evidence of a discriminatory policy the use by the summer resorts of the phrase “churches nearby” or variants thereof in their advertising, and contend that the use of such a phrase discriminates against persons of the Jewish faith. The American Jewish Congress requested SCAD to investigate the complaints and to take whatever action is provided by the State Law Against Discrimination.