Can A Landlord Discriminate Against Renters Based On Sex, Race Or Orientation?

Under California Government Code Section 12921(b) housing is a civil right. A landlord cannot discriminate against a potential renter because of their race, color, religion, sex, orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, source of income, or disability.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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