Florida Real Estate News – Court Fair housing protects LGBT people

Florida Real Estate News – Federal fair housing law protects LGBT couples, court rules for first time A federal judge, in a first, ruled Wednesday that the federal law barring housing discrimination protects LGBT people.The married couple who brought the case — Rachel Smith, a transgender woman, and Tonya Smith — were denied a rental townhouse along with their two children by a landlord who gave as a reason their “unique relationship,” they claimed in court.The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to refuse to rent or sell housing to…

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Florida Real Estate News – Fair housing mission still vital today

Florida Real Estate News – The Fair Housing Act’s 49th anniversary is April 11; a South Florida Sun Sentinel opinion piece urges all to recognize that “Fair Housing Equals Opportunity.” Fair housing mission still vital today FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –  Forty-nine years ago this month, on April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap and family status. This important law also made it unlawful for a housing…

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