A California woman listed her family home for sale but already knew what kind of buyer she was not selling it to.
The Sacramento homeowner gave her realtor one clear stipulation when she decided to sell the home that had been in her family for decades, KOVR-TV reported.
“I told her [the realtor] that I didn’t want her to sell it to a Trump supporter,” said the woman who asked the station not to use her real name for fear of retaliation.
The Fair Housing Act does not list political party affiliation as one of the seven protected classes which stipulate that it is against the law to refuse to sell or rent property to someone based on “race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin.”
“That’s an unlawful contractual term that infringes the freedom of association and first amendment rights,” attorney Allen Sawyer told KOVR. “People have a right to believe what they want to believe and they shouldn’t be restricted from purchasing property based on that.”
A seller, however, is free to discuss a request such as this during a sale.
“We can ask somebody how they voted, but they don’t have to tell us,” realtor Elizabeth Weintraub said, adding that this “no Trump supporter” request was a first for her.
Home appraiser Ryan Lundquist cautioned that the homeowner’s unusual request may be self-defeating.
“Thirty nine percent of voters voted for Donald Trump in the Sacramento region. That’s an absolute fact,” he told KOVR.
But for this California liberal, that makes no difference.
“When you’re talking about principals, morals, and ethics, it’s very, very deep,” the homeowner said.
She found little support on Twitter where most users were left scratching their heads.
Woman says “morals and values run deep.” Who the heck did SHE vote for, then??!!
Woman selling home stipulates no Trump supporter buyers https://t.co/JW6dsMnsfr
— SC Southern (@southernproud68) March 29, 2018
Yeah well she is a Californian after all… can’t expect much!
— Sammye stacy (@stacy_sammye) March 29, 2018
How would she know? I suggest a Trump supporter feign Democrat, buy the house and then display I LOVE TRUMP signs on the yard! Only in California! That why I live in Texas
— Cheryl Sills (@cherylsills17) March 29, 2018
If that’s okay can our HOA ban all Obama supporters
— David (@sirdavemr) March 29, 2018
But Christian baker has to do biz with everyone
— George whitten (@Georgewhitten14) March 29, 2018
Good luck selling it Lady, Trump supporters actually work for a living
— Mark (@Mark04776476) March 30, 2018
Good luck. In a state of liberals which spearheaded the housing collapse, you may regret that.
— coit black (@BlackCoit) March 30, 2018
Another “tolerant” leftist
— JB (@jenniferbrisbon) March 29, 2018
Latest posts by Frieda Powers (see all)
- Conservatives’ compassionate response to Chris Cuomo’s coronavirus diagnoses says everything - March 31, 2020
- ‘What are YOU doing?’ Media pundits put in their places for ugly sniping at generous MyPillow CEO - March 31, 2020
- ‘Total buffoon’: Dem Rep slammed for doing about-face on resolution he co-sponsored to condemn China - March 31, 2020