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    sfbob, CherryTheTart

    The letter to take the property off the market clearly states that they had consulted the bishop

    Because of the potentiality of gay marriages there, something you shared with us yesterday, we are not interested in going forward with these buyers.
    "You" refers to the broker here.

    In the context of racial discrimination and redlining rampant in the past, this is a case-study example of blatently violating the law.

    The broker calls the seller and says that the buyers are, shall we say, undesirable, and based on this information, the seller decides to reject the offer or take the property off the market. The broker just asked the seller to violate discrimination laws and then asked the seller to cover up this violation by "finding the words", lying to the seller.

    In some states, brokers can't take property off the market if offers are active. I don't know about Mass, though. It looks to me that the offer was still active.

    "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 09:26:56 PM PDT

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