In response to The Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2017 (H.R. 1447), Orange County REALTORS® has formally taken a stance to support the bill that amends the Fair Housing Act (FHA) under the Civil Rights Act of 1968 to add sexual orientation and gender identity. This would extend the protections of the FHA to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
pdf Read Our Resolution in Support of H.R. 1447 (173 KB)
REALTORS® have long prioritized the dream of homeownership and protection of that dream for everyone. Additional protections were added to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics (Article 10) in January 2011 to extend protections to those in the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender (GLBT) community. Learn more about Article 10.
H.R. 1447 Supporters
View our Interactive H.R. 1447 Supporters Map below. You may toggle to view supporting Associations, Business Organization and Congressional Co-Sponsors.
List of States with and without legal protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
|State law explicitly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity||No explicit prohibitions for discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in state law|
|Rhode Island||North Dakota|
|Washington DC||South Carolina|
*State law explicitly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation only.
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