Posted by TenantNet on February 28, 1999 at 19:26:28:
In Reply to: Re: Discrimination Question posted by Sam on February 27, 1999 at 16:38:58:
Although there was a recent California case where the court upheld
the landlord's right to refuse to rent to unmarried couples citing
the landlord's religious beliefs. True, you can't discriminate to
a person because he/she is single or married, but the law does
not require renting to unmarried couples.
: The law as amended in 1991, prohibits housing discrimination
: because of "actual or perceived race, color, national origin,
: sexual orientation, religion, disability, gender, marital status,
: alienage, citizenship status, age, lawful occupation, or because
: children maybe, are, or will be in residence."
: The widespread practice emphatically forbidden under the law is
: the refusal to rent, sell, or approve the sale or rental of a
: housing accommodation because the prospective tenant or purchaser
: happens to belong to one of the "protected classes" listed above.
: The above was copied from the http listed. However: people who want to discriminate will simply do it and give another reason if asked by a government official. Renters have handled situations like yours by having the one with the better chance of getting the apt apply for it & rent it: then the other one moves in. see also the Roommate Law (Real Property Law §235-f). Why shouldn't they take many applications? employers do...
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