Lesbian couple’s housing discrimination lawsuit dismissed

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) | A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged a suburban St. Louis senior living community discriminated against a married lesbian couple by denying them housing.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton said in the decision issued Jan. 16 that the Fair Housing Act doesn’t protect against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Mary Walsh and Bev Nance sued the Friendship Village location in Sunset Hills in July 2018.

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Missouri lesbian couple sues after being denied housing

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)| A married lesbian couple is suing a St. Louis senior living community for discriminating against them by denying them housing.

Mary Walsh and Bev Nance filed a federal lawsuit against Friendship Village Sunset Hills Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges the housing community violated the federal Fair Housing Act and the Missouri Human Rights Act by denying them housing because they are a same-sex couple.

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