Skip to comments.Peace Activist Janice Roberts Refuses to Rent Apartment to War Veteran
Posted on 06/04/2012 1:43:28 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
In Savin Hill, Massachusetts, Sgt. Joel Morgan has sued property owner Janice Roberts, who reportedly refused to rent an apartment to him because he is a national guardsman who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
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Her property, her choice.
Right Against Unlawful Discrimination:
Massachusetts law prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, military background or service, sex, sexual preference, marital status, blindness, deafness, or the need of a guide dog, except in owner-occupied two family dwellings. No landlord can refuse to rent you an apartment because you receive a rental subsidy, because the apartment contains lead, or, with some exceptions, because you have children.
Should have said he was a homo - that'll get him to the front of the line in Massachusetts......
Funny and if she refused to rent to say a Black or Hispanic, the same proud Leftists would be demanding her head on a stick.
The lib’s promoted these laws let them live by them.
What is it about Massachusetts? All the weirdo’s in the world seem to collect there.
While I feel an owner has a right to do with as he/she pleases re: property, once it is advertised publically, law comes into play.
My only comment with this is to imagine replacing the word “veteran” with “black.”
A-hole lefties have been forcing lawsuits and deadbeats on property owners for decades. Good on this soldier for turning the tables. I hope he bleeds em’ dry.
Move to Malden Sgt. We’ll get you a place.
He should have said he was a gay transexual.
Unless it's a minority tenant with a Section 8 voucher.
Tell him to sue - but claim that he’s gay.
It’s a damned disgrace these lilly-livered liberal freaks feel they can humilate a veteran, beat and older Tea Party protester, picket a funeral, lie-cheat-and steal to get what they want. A despicable bitch if you ask me.
I’m sick of all the rules/laws about (mocking babyish voice) “discrimination” with what is our own.
We all damn well have the natural right to discriminate. If she wants to, so be it. If I want to say get lost to homos, or to obvious hippies, so be it. Waaah, waaaah, for them. Find someplace else.
Against the law........If you decide to enter the marketplace with your property, you have abide by the laws governing said property.............
“except in owner-occupied two family dwellings”
Huh? So, it only counts if the building is a duplex? (BTW, they need a hyphen for “two-family” - I think.)
” What is it about Massachusetts? All the weirdos in the world seem to collect there.”
Been that way at least since the 1960’s.
What happened to that “diversity” thing? Does that only happen when it’s it goes your way?
What good can come from Massachusetts?
It's California on the Atlantic.
Isn’t Obamaland great?
Now go pay your taxes - your government is broke. :)
I agree. As offensive as this sounds, I believe that a person should have the right to rent to whoever they please. That being said, if this was a Christian not wanting to rent to a homosexual, or a white person not wanting to rent to a minority, the left would be up in arms. I hope he wins the suit, and then prominently displays an American flag onsite. Liberals can’t stand the sight of it.
Yes, but it’s wrong by natural law and natural rights. Bad laws.
Anyone else see the irony in a pacifist starting a huge fight over this?
Then you work to change the laws, but until then you abide by them..............
They’ve driven entire conservative businesses out because they wouldn’t marry gays, etc.
Sauce for the gander. Actually, I don’t think it’s fair, either, but if they are going to write jerky laws, why should we fight with one hand behind our backs?
Where the heck id Savin Hill?
Where the heck is Savin Hill?
” What good can come from Massachusetts?”
Hopefully the Celtics, when they beat the Miami Trayvons.
She would probably rent to a member of NAMBLA.
A fancy way of saying Dorchester I believe. No thanks
In this case, I prefer the bill maher dyslexic version of cunning runt.
Nasty liberal tw@t.
He was NOT trying to rent a room in her home but rather a separate apartment. This woman probably wouldn’t rent to a Christian heterosexual either. Her attitude is not only offensive, it is illegal
I agree. Just because she is an idiot is not the issue. Either we have private property rights or we don’t. Nobody should be forced to rent their property to anyone regardless of the reason.
Just as a point of information. In Iowa, if you live a duplex or triplex, you can discriminate as much as you want on the other units. At least this was the law 25 years ago and I don’t think it changed but you can bet it is not promoted. It seems to be a sensible law.
The woman is a snake but I think property owners should have a right to rent to whoever they feel like without social engineering policies from the government.
When I was a kid, it was just plain ol
Yeah, that’ll happen.
Yes, it’s kind of hard to skirt the “law” when you’re a business person.
Regardless, there are plenty bad laws in the world that deserve ignoring. Cruel fascist & Moslem laws amongst them, which liberals 1 day will attain for us. Screw them.
“The blood of tyrants....”
What self-respecting veteran would want to live there anyway? Even dopes should have the right to do with their property as they see fit.
I agree, but writing meaningful English is as despised as discrimination these days.
How right you are! I figured that was a local joke on a National forum.
But FGS we coulda met down to the Rexicana Ballroom!