Read All About It! New protected Classes?

Last month, Sen. John Kerry and Rep. Jerrold Nadler introduced legislation to amend the 1968 Fair Housing Act to ban discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Their bill, the Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act, would also amend the Equal Opportunity Credit Act to ban discrimination in lending.
John Kerry – United States Senator for Massachusetts: Press Room.

Click this link to track the status of this bill as it moves through congress:  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s112-1605

A corresponding bill in the House proposes to add, marital status and source of income as well.  It also proposes to add the word “perceived” in front of race throughout the bill.

Click this link to track the status of this bill as it moves through congress:  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-3030

Let me know your thoughts on these proposals in the comments below.


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