Online real estate behemoth Zillow now shows local LGBTQ housing discrimination protections for queer people on all listings.
Only 22 states and the District of Columbia have laws against housing discrimination that include sexual orientation and gender identity.
“It’s 2021, and yet, unfortunately, in many parts of the United States, LGBTQ+ home shoppers still face housing discrimination,” said Dawn Lyon, Zillow chief corporate relations officer. “That’s why we strongly support federal-level protections as part of the Equality Act.”
“In lieu of federal law and in the spirit of ‘turning on the lights,’ we want to give people the most information possible when buying, renting and financing a home, including which communities provide equal protection under the law for all.”