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Federal Law : United States Of America

The Fair Housing Act prohibits a landlord from discriminating in the rental of housing based on sex. Federal law does not cover gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status but many states do... Read more...

State Law : Virginia

Virginia law (and federal law) protects tenants from discrimination based on their sex or gender. This covers everything from offering lower rent for sexual favors to advertising men or women only apartments. Virginia has no explicit protections for LGBT tenants, but federal and state protections against discriminating by one's gender offers some indirect protections in certain cases. To be safe, landlords should be careful about treating LGBT tenants differently... Read more...

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