The National Association of Realtors held a scheduled meeting on May 15th in Washington D.C. During this meeting, the Board of Directors passed a change to Article 10 of the NAR Code of Ethics barring REALTORS® from denying equal professional services on the basis of sexual orientation or from discriminating against any person on the basis of sexual orientation.
Standard of Practice 10-3 was also amended to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in any advertisements for selling or renting property. This change will need to go before the NAR delegate body for a vote at the National meeting to be held in November.
This important vote to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation illustrates great progress among Real Estate professionals.
Clay Lee – Realtor
Century 21 Beal, Inc.
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