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.