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.
To speak with CAP experts on the issue, please contact Christina DiPasquale at email@example.com or 202.481.8181.
To speak with our experts on this topic, please contact:
Print: Liz Bartolomeo (poverty, health care)
202.481.8151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Print: Tom Caiazza (foreign policy, energy and environment, LGBT issues, gun-violence prevention)
202.481.7141 or email@example.com
Print: Allison Preiss (economy, education)
202.478.6331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Print: Tanya Arditi (immigration, Progress 2050, race issues, demographics, criminal justice, Legal Progress)
202.741.6258 or email@example.com
Print: Chelsea Kiene (women's issues, TalkPoverty.org, faith)
202.478.5328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Print: Benton Strong (Center for American Progress Action Fund)
202.481.8142 or email@example.com
Spanish-language and ethnic media: Jennifer Molina
202.796.9706 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TV: Rachel Rosen
202.483.2675 or email@example.com
Radio: Sally Tucker
202.482.8103 or firstname.lastname@example.org