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  •  That's yet more overt (15+ / 0-)

    as a HUD violation, because for a landlord, overt sexual harassment, which the statement "nubile females" conveys, is part of gender discrimination (see below link)

    Sadly, while I initially felt it wasn't legal to discriminate based on political party, based on my knowledge of the California State laws as well as precedents, I don't see that this is the norm, and it's not federally protected, nor can I find anything in Colorado State about it. It would make a very interesting case for the ACLU.

    It's not terribly difficult to amend housing discrimination laws; they're changed often due to cases like these, usually via executive order. In other words, President Obama could conceivably pass an executive order about this. However, there may be reasons why it's best dealt by States? I'm not sure.

    Thanks for bringing up the nubile females. If he said "fertile," this would be shakier. "Nubile" means "sexually attractive" specifically. Oops. That's sexual harassment if anyone in the complex cares to complain about it.

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    by mahakali overdrive on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 09:49:03 PM PST

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