New York City: Landlord Sued for Refusal to Add Same Sex Spouse to Apartment Lease

weinstein-calvini_392A legally married lesbian couple is suing the landlord of their Upper West Side apartment in New York City for refusing to add the name of a spouse to their lease.

Dava Weinstein sought to have the name of Dorothy Calvani, her partner of 37 years and wife since 2011, placed as a co-tenent on the rent-stabilized lease for the apartment she has lived in for nearly 40 years. Weinstein is a 68-year-old social worker while Calvani, 63, is a nurse practitioner.

Landlord Weinreb Management told the couple that the state does not recognize their marriage even after the couple sent legal proof of their union in a state where same-sex marriage became legal in 2011.

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