A California homeowner is determined to make sure that the next person who owns her property isn’t a Donald Trump supporter.
Having been in the woman’s family for decades, she wanted to make sure that the next owner of her Sacramento abode had a particular political alignment.
The anonymous homeowner told KOVR-TV: ‘I told her [the realtor] that I didn’t want her to sell it to a Trump supporter.’
She explained: ‘When you’re talking about principals, morals, and ethics, it’s very, very, deep.’
A woman is refusing to sell her Sacramento, California, home to Trump supporters
‘When you’re talking about principals, morals, and ethics, it’s very, very, deep,’the woman explained
The request for ‘no Trump supporter’ was a first for realtor Elizabeth Weintraub.
Weintraub said: ‘We can ask somebody how they voted, but they don’t have to tell us.’
The request was a first for realtor Elizabeth Weintraub, pictured
Under the Fair Housing Act, race, religion, color, disability, national origin, sex and familial status are all protected classes.
Political party affiliation is not.
However questions surround the legality of such a stimulation.
‘That’s an unlawful contractual term that infringes the freedom of association and first amendment rights,’ attorney Allen Sawyer asserts.
‘People have a right to believe what they want to believe and they shouldn’t be restricted from purchasing property based on that,’ Sawyer continued.
And appraiser Ryan Lundquist felt that the decision to deny potential buyers based off party affiliation could limit potential buyers.
He said: ’39 percent of voters voted for Donald Trump in the Sacramento region. That’s an absolute fact.’
Political affiliation isn’t a protected class under the Fair Housing Act which does look over housing issues pertaining to race, sex, and etc