Lesbian couple are refused accommodation

May 2017

Janine* applied for a rental accommodation with a real estate agent.

Janine was refused the accommodation when she informed the real estate agent that she was intending to live with her female partner.

Janine lodged a complaint of homosexual discrimination with ADNSW.

ADNSW contacted the agent and explained that discriminating against Janine because of her lesbianism was against the Anti-Discrimination Act.

The complaint was resolved when the agent offered Janine alternative accommodation and agreed to review all the office policies for possible discriminatory practices.

*Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals.

Last updated:

25 Jun 2021

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