Code of Ethics now prohibits discrimination because of gender identity

NAR’s board of directors has voted to add “gender identity” to the list of fair housing protections included in the Code of Ethics. This follows a 2011 change to the Code that added sexual orientation protection.

Article 10 of the NAR Code of Ethics now reads:

“REALTORS® shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. REALTORS® shall not be parties to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Click here for the NAR press release.

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Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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