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In 1968, the US Congress passed the Fair Housing Act (FHA) as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act. The law prohibits discrimination in housing if that discrimination was based on a person’s race, religion, handicap, familial status, or thanks to a recently enacted regulation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, sexual orientation or gender identity. Unfortunately, the exemptions to the FHA are big enough to drive a tank through!

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