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FLORIDA: Condo Association Won't Sell Homes To Gay Couples

A condo association in Florida has instituted a new rule which stipulates that their units may only be  sold to single people or to legally married "husband and wife" couples. Which is perfectly legal in Florida. Via the Miami New Times:
Julia Nowak, an openly gay realtor, discovered the new restrictions when the condo association of the Casa Di Amici Condo near Venice, Florida, adopted them in July. She owns a unit in the upscale neighborhood and rents it out to her elderly parents. "I could not believe what I was reading. It basically says you have to be either a single person or a husband and wife to purchase a unit here," Nowak told WTSP. Sorry straight couples living in sin. Sorry older people who want to live together without getting married which could alter their social security benefits. And sorry gay people. Even if you are married legally in another state, the rules specifically state "husband and wife."
The truly lovely city of Venice, like many Florida towns, has an anti-discrimination ordinance that includes housing protections, but Casa Di Amici is outside of the city limits in unincorporated Sarasota County, which does not. And of course, there are no such statewide protections in Florida.

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