Should landlords have the right to refuse unmarried couples as tenants?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 12, 2005
“No. That’s clearly discrimination. I’ve always assumed that the Fair Housing Act covered that.”
“Absolutely not. That would go against the ideals that we are told this country was founded on.”
“Yes, because a person’s moral and religious convictions guide everything they do in life, including business. You cannot separate the two.”
“Yes, they should. According to my religious beliefs as a Muslim, I could not enable an unmarried couple to live together. If it goes against the landlord’s beliefs, then they shouldn’t be forced to rent to them.”