Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fair Housing Bill To Addresss TBLG Housing Discrimination

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)  John Conyers (D-MI)  and Edolphus Towns (D-NY)  introduced legislation yesterday that would address housing discrimination aimed at TBLG people.

The Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act if passed would amend the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination in the sale or rental of housing, the financing of housing, and in brokerage services on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or marital status.

“In 2010, LGBT people and families should not have to face housing discrimination at the hands of the unscrupulous or bigoted,” said Nadler. “This legislation will provide key updates to the Fair Housing Act to ensure that the law is actually protecting ALL Americans and guaranteeing people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, marital and familial status, and source of income the right to the housing they choose.” 

About time.   Well, here's another bill I'll be watching for on THOMAS.   With the Republifools taking control of the House in January, I don't expect much movement on it in the next two year anyway.

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