National Association of Realtors adds gender identity to fair housing protections

realty, home for saleBY LUCIEN MAE

The National Association of Realtors (NAR), voted on Monday, November 11, to add protections for transgender individuals to its fair housing protections. The decision comes after years of effort on the part of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), who successfully worked towards getting sexual orientation added to the list of protections back in 2011.

The NAGLREP hosted speakers at the NAR midyear meeting to talk about housing and workplace discrimination faced by the transgender community, and presented the language to various committees within NAR for approval. By the time it reached the board, everyone was familiar with transgender issues and ready to take a vote.

Thanks to their work, transgender persons are now protected under the code of ethics as both customers and employees in real estate.


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