STATEMENT: CAP’s Krehely Applauds Introduction of Bill to Protect LGBT Americans from Housing and Credit Market Discrimination
Contact: Christina DiPasquale
Washington, D.C. – Today, the CAP’s Jeff Krehely, Director of LGBT Progress, issued the following statement applauding Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) for introducing legislation that would expand existing federal protections to shield gay and transgender Americans from discrimination in the housing and credit markets:
Gay and transgender Americans continue to experience high rates of discrimination in the housing and rental markets. This includes being denied housing, quoted higher rent prices, and even evicted from their homes, simply because they are gay or transgender. If passed, this legislation would provide crucial protections necessary to protect all Americans from discrimination.
While no federal law currently exists, 13 states and the District of Columbia outlaw housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and an additional 8 do so on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity.
To read more about gay and transgender discrimination in the housing and rental markets, click here.
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