Sexual orientation discrimination is discrimination against you because you are romantically or sexually attracted to, date, live with, or marry a person of the same sex as you.
- “I don’t rent to gays. It’s just against my personal beliefs.”
- “No, I won’t add your girlfriend to the lease. Two women shouldn’t be together.”
- “I don’t have any issues with you being gay. I’m just worried about the other tenants’ safety.”
If you think you were discriminated against in housing, you have choices for what to do. See our Housing Discrimination: What To Do page.
Discrimination based on sexual orientation seriously harms the people who are discriminated against and made to feel unwelcome. But discrimination affects everyone. It keeps us from living in diverse, inclusive communities.