Home Owner Says It Would Be Morally Wrong to Sell Her Home To Supporters Of President

A California woman's house is on the market, but she's in no rush to sell. In fact, she gave her real estate agent some strict guidelines. She refuses to sell her home to someone who supports President Donald Trump.

Some are accusing the woman of violating the Fair Housing Act, not to mention the Constitution, but the woman seems to think she has the moral high ground.

The anonymous homeowner has a home on the market in Sacramento. The home has been in her family for decades, so she has an emotional attachment to the property. She wants to make sure she approves of the people who live there next, and she doesn't approve of Trump supporters.

The woman told her real estate agent that she is determined to avoid selling her home to supporters of President Donald Trump. This could end up seriously limiting her opportunities to sell the home, as nearly 40 percent of people in Sacramento voted for the president.

But the woman doesn’t seem to care about the practical side of the issue.

"When you're talking about principals, morals, and ethics, it's very, very, deep," the woman told KOVR-TV.

Real estate agent Elizabeth Weintraub says she was taken aback when the homeowner made the unusual request. She's also worried about how this could end up playing out in a potential negotiation. According to Weintraub, the prospective buyers are under no obligation to say who they politically support.

"We can ask somebody how they voted, but they don't have to tell us," she said.

Some question the principals, morals and ethics of discrimination. The anonymous homeowner could find herself in hot water because refusing to sell to Trump supporters. If a person turned down for political persuasion wants to take the issue to court, they might win.

Right now, politics are not covered in the Fair Housing Act as a protected class. According to the act, a person cannot be discriminated against based on religion, color, disability, national origin, sex and familial status.

That doesn't mean the homeowner would get away with the discrimination however if someone challenged them in court. People also have a right to free speech and to their own political opinions. If cases like this continue to happen, it could force the Fair Housing authority to reconsider whether making political party affiliation a protected class.

"That's an unlawful contractual term that infringes the freedom of association and first amendment rights," said Allen Sawyer, an attorney, according to the Daily Mail. "People have a right to believe what they want to believe and they shouldn't be restricted from purchasing property based on that."

It's not the first time since the election that politics has been brought into real estate. One landlord in California who was advertising for renters mentioned that Trump supporters need not apply. If these kinds of attitudes continue to be pushed, it could get very ugly for renters in upcoming elections, especially with controversial candidates like Trump.

What’s next? Evicting someone because they voted for a candidate the landlord didn’t like? Denying them a job, running them out of town? Discrimination is always a slippery slope.

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: CBS Local, Twitter, Hello Magazine, Gage Skidmore

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