open housing


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open housing

The opportunity for housing units to be purchased or leased without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, family status, or any of the other prohibited classifications.The 1866 Civil Rights Act and the 1968 Civil Rights Act did not take the place of local open-housing legislation,which may provide for even greater protections.On the other hand,the constitutional rights of property owners must be recognized under local open-housing laws. The typical battleground for state open-housing laws relates to statutes prohibiting discrimination based on marital status,and the conflict caused with landlords who refuse to rent to unmarried couples for religious reasons.