Sexual Orientation

Sexual orientation generally refers to a person who identifies as heterosexual, gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Currently, the federal Fair Housing Act does not provide protection due to sexual orientation except as it relates to issued guidance (below) in public housing programs. However, residents of Indianapolis and Marion County do have such protection from housing discrimination under a local ordinance. Some states (Indiana not included) also provide state protection. You should review your state’s fair housing law or your community’s human rights/relations law or ordinance for any local protections.

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