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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 10:09 AM
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Sen. Kerry, Rep. Nadler Introduce Fair Housing Bill for LGBTs
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Sen. Kerry, Rep. Nadler Introduce Fair Housing Bill for LGBTs
By Andrew Harmon


Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts has introduced federal legislation to expressly prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in housing.

The bill, known as the Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act, or HOME Act, would amend the 1968 Fair Housing Act to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, as well as amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to prevent such discrimination in lending (the bill would also bar discrimination based on source of income and marital status). A House version of the bill will be introduced later today by Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York.

Its hard to believe that in 2011, any law-abiding, tax-paying American who can pay the rent cant live somewhere just because of who they are Kerry said in a statement. Housing discrimination against LGBT Americans is wrong, but today in most states there isnt a thing you can do about it. This legislation would end discrimination that continues to hurt people.

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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 12:11 PM
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1. I agree that it is hard to believe this problem still exists
I hope this will pass.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:16 PM
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2. It is amazing this is the first time this bill is introduced in the Senate
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