How to Avoid Discrimination Claims Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This April marks the 44th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act's (FHA) passage—the landmark legislation signed into law on April 11, 1968, that prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, sex, and, as amended, disability or family status. In 2010, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a report stating that more than 10,000 people filed housing discrimination complaints in 2009.

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