Wisconsin Town Bans LGBT Housing Discrimination

Wisconsin mapAppleton becomes the third city in Wisconsin to adopt rules against housing discrimination based on gender identity.

The city’s diversity coordinator, Kathy Flores, says there are no state or federal protections for transgender individuals, so it’s up to communities to adopt rules.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development says 17 states and 160 cities and counties nationwide prohibit housing discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity.

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