February 3, 2012
9th Circuit on the FHA and Roomates
In an opinion by Judge Kozinski, no less. The case presented the vexing problem of whether a discriminatory preference in an ad for a roommate violated the FHA. The problem, of course, is that the Mrs. Murphy exemption does not apply to the prohibition on discriminatory advertisements in Section 3604(c). Held - the FHA does not apply to roommates, in part because of constitutional concerns about freedom to choose personal living arrangements.
H/T Eugene Volokh.
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