Recently there was a ruling by a federal appeals court that found that LGBT workers are protected by the Civil Rights Act, despite the law not containing specific language about sexual orientation.
Though more recently, a federal judge ruled that the Fair Housing Act covers LGBT couples as well!
The ruling was handed down by U.S. District Court judge Raymond Moore.
A same-sex married couple, one of whom is transgender, with two children who attempted to rent a house in Denver, Colorado. After turning down the couple, Rachel and Tonya Smith, ( follow link for Live News Story) because of concerns about the noise level created by the children, the landlord, Deepika Avanti, mentioned the couple’s “unique relationship” as something that might bring “unnecessary attention”.
In response, the Smiths sued Avanti.
The court found that the landlord’s refusal to rent to the couple violated the Fair Housing Act, which has only previously been applied to discrimination cases involving religion, race, and sex.
Details via: The Washington Post