Landlord v. Tenant: October 2012
Discrimination: Landlord Discriminated Based on Sexual Orientation
Tenant complained to the state Division of Human Rights (DHR) of housing discrimination based on sexual orientation. The DHR ruled for tenant, awarded damages and fines, and then sued landlord to enforce its judgment. The court ruled for the DHR. State law prohibits landlords from refusing to rent an apartment or otherwise withhold services from a tenant based on sexual orientation.