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Discrimination against LGBTQ people in housing.


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No Place Like Home: The Continuing Fight for Fair Housing in the LGBTQ Community

By Shane Stahl • February 5, 2019, 11:23 am Housing discrimination is a very real issue that affects the LGBTQ community, but momentum for nondiscrimination protections at the state and federal level may work to combat this issue.
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LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Bills Killed by Virginia House Leadership

January 31, 2019, 4:28 pm For the second year in a row, Virginia’s Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox killed two bipartisan pieces of legislation that would have protected LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing (HB 2677) and public employment (HB 2067).
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Virginia Senate Passes LGBTQ Protections with Bipartisan Support

January 18, 2019, 11:41 am For the fourth consecutive year, two bipartisan bills to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination passed the Virginia Senate.
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Seventh Circuit Becomes First Federal Appellate Court to Rule That Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Violates Fair Housing Act

By Shane Stahl • August 27, 2018, 6:38 pm The ruling applies Title VII sex discrimination protections to the Fair Housing Act.
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Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission Moves to Enforce LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • August 17, 2018, 11:41 am The commission will interpret existing civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Walsh & Nance v. Friendship Village of South County

August 16, 2018, 1:56 pm 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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‘Virginia Beach for Fairness’ Coalition Launches to Fight for Statewide Nondiscrimination Protections in VA

By Shane Stahl • July 18, 2018, 1:38 pm Campaign working to pass statewide nondiscrimination protections in 2019.
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Freedom Means Freedom From ALL Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • July 16, 2018, 4:03 pm The final blog in our "Freedom Means" series explains how ultimate freedom for the LGBTQ community mean freedom from all forms of discrimination.
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49 Years Since Stonewall: Looking to the Past to Keep Moving Forward

By Shane Stahl • June 28, 2018, 10:38 am Remembering a watershed moment in LGBTQ history, and using what we learned to move forward in the nondiscrimination movement.
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Freedom For All Americans Participates in “Upworthy #Upchat” on Marriage Anniversary

By Shane Stahl • June 26, 2018, 5:23 pm Freedom for All Americans participated with dozens of other groups in today's social media takeover.
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Celebrating 3 Years of Obergefell v. Hodges, and Looking Forward to a Future Free From Discrimination

By Masen Davis • June 26, 2018, 9:17 am Looking forward to the steps still to come in the nondiscrimination movement, while celebrating 3 years of marriage for same sex couples.
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Georgia Woman Calls for Increased Attention to Challenges Facing LGBT Older Adults

April 16, 2018, 9:26 am 75-year-old Marsha Bond talks about the need for housing, support, and understanding for LGBT older adults, and why vibrant communities are important for them to be a part of.
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Ohio Writer and Activist Uses Discrimination Experience in His Fight For Other Transgender People

March 8, 2018, 2:39 pm Théodore Pavlich, an Ohio writer, tells his story of the housing discrimination he faced because he is a transgender man.
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Today: 7th Circuit Hears Argument in Case of Lesbian Senior Who Endured Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • February 6, 2018, 12:27 pm Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit is hearing oral argument in the case of a lesbian senior suing the Glen St. Andrew Living Community for failing to protect her from anti-LGBTQ harassment and discrimination.
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Historic Vote in Virginia State Senate Advances Non-Discrimination Legislation One Step Closer to Passage

By Shane Stahl • January 26, 2018, 1:32 pm In a historic vote, the Virginia State Senate has passed legislation updating state law to protect LGBTQ Virginians in both public employment and housing.