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HUD to prohibit discrimination on the basis of Gender Identity

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced in a press release today that it will administer and enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) issued a memorandum stating that HUD interprets the Fair Housing Act to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and directing HUD offices and recipients of HUD funds to enforce the Act accordingly. The memorandum begins implementation of the policy set forth in President Biden’s Executive Order 13988 on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation (Executive Order), which directed executive branch agencies to examine further steps that could be taken to combat such discrimination.

“Housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity demands urgent enforcement action,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of FHEO, Jeanine M. Worden. “That is why HUD, under the Biden Administration, will fully enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. Every person should be able to secure a roof over their head free from discrimination, and the action we are taking today will move us closer to that goal.”

Candidate Biden made a campaign promise to the mother of an 8-year-old trans girl to flat out change the laws and he is being good to his word. The current rule vacates the rule by the previous administration which encouraged shelters to out and turn away transgender people on the basis of their gender identity.

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Kelli Buseyhttps://planettransgender.com
Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender
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