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The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing, both public and private, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability. Under the Fair Housing Act, a potential or current housing provider is prohibited from treating a renter differently because of their sex. Sex discrimination can come in a variety of forms, including not allowing multiple tenants of the same sex, evicting victims of domestic violence for reporting their partners, and sexual harassment of a tenant by a landlord or a landlord’s employee. You can read about cases filed on the basis of sex on our Litigation Log.

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