Woman sued by Michigan state agency for requesting "Christian" roommate

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  1. Kadetklapp

    Kadetklapp Methberry PD

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    I say kick the case,the judge,and the lawyers out before it goes any further.
     

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    This may hinge on whether or not advertising for a Christian roommate meets 'with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling'.

    The way I look at it, they're the renters, not the landlords. It also might hinge on the intent of passing the law if it ever got to court - it seems to be that the common understanding of the intent is that it was to prevent discrimination by sellers and landlords against buyers and renters - two Christians getting together as roommates are the renters, not the landlord. (See the wikipedia page on the Fair Housing Act) ... unless there's a sublet agreement or something.

    I don't think charging people with a crime for wanting to have roommates that are compatible with them is really the intent of the act, nor do I think that it is the correct result.
     
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    Great post!
     
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    America long ago stopped caring about the intent and spirit of the law.
     
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    As long as she's not the landlord, there should be no problem with her seeking a compatible roommate. If the government ends up forcing the woman to strike that requirement from her ad, I'd say she has a case for violation of her 1A rights.
     
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    It sounds like something England would do.
     
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  10. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    Using their logic, single females who seek a roommate and say "females only" in their ads should be prosecuted. I've looked at ads for a roommate before and seen many of these.


    So many people are OK with the government imposing stupid rules they agree with, and they only get upset when it affects one of 'their' people. If y'all don't start looking out for everyone's freedoms, they'll all be lost in time.
     
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    The didn't say she couldn't gather, practice religion, or say anything about the government. How are her 1A rights violated.
    I understand where you are going with it, I just don't think it is a 1A situation.

    Matter of fact, unless you receive government funding for providing living space, the government needs to keep its nose out of your business and who you rent to should be your choice.
     
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    That is an exception; the shared living space. I don't think ""rent to females only", when the space isn't shared, would fly.
     
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    No. The sky is not falling.
     
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    Hey, try looking up.
     
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    I meant it might be a 1A issue, if the government gets involved and forces her to strike that. As it stands, it doesn't look like a government entity telling her to change it. As far as the 1A aspect, I was going with a 'freedom to assemble' with like-minded folks, as weak as that might be.

    I agree.
     
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    That's a fair point, but 'sharing space' is what "roommate" means to me; otherwise, the term "tenant" or something similar would be appropriate. I looked at the article again for clarity of the issue, but as usual, it wasn't there.