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Litigation Tracker: Housing Discrimination

Take a look at all the housing-focused litigation related to LGBTQ non-discrimination that Freedom for All Americans is tracking. For every LGBTQ-related case, visit Equality Case Files.



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Housing Discrimination

Walsh & Nance v. Friendship Village of South County

Case Concerning Housing Discrimination

Key Date: July 25, 2018 • Suit Filed in U.S. District Court
Status: Suit Filed, Awaiting Trial Date
Legal Team: NCLR, ACLU of Missouri
Type: Housing Discrimination

Married couple Mary Walsh and Bev Nance sought housing at the Friendship Village of South County , a senior housing community in St. Louis, Missouri. Friendship Village told Walsh and Nance that it would not accept them as residents because it followed the “Biblical definition” of marriage and “defined marriage as between a man and a woman.” Friendship Village is not affiliated with or operated by any religion or religious order, is open to the public, and does not inquire about the religious beliefs or affiliations of residents.

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Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew Living Community

Case Concerning Housing Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Key Date: August 27, 2018 • 7th Circuit Ruling in Favor of Plaintiff
Status: 7th Circuit Ruling in Favor of Plaintiff
Legal Team: Lambda Legal
Type: Housing Discrimination

The plaintiff is Marsha Wetzel, a woman in Niles, Illinois who experienced harassment and discrimination from residents and administrators at Glen St. Andrew Living Community.

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Smith v. Avanti

Case Concerning Housing Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Key Date: April 5, 2017 • Ruling Issued in Favor of Plaintiffs
Status: Victory in Favor of Plaintiffs; Case Settled
Legal Team: Lambda Legal
Type: Housing Discrimination

For the first time in federal court, Judge Moore also found that the property owner’s anti-LGBT discrimination violated the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, including stereotypes about sex.

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