The Lesbian West Virginia Couple Denied Housing (But Not Because They’re Gay, Insists Landlord)

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Some 30 states have zero discrimination protections for gays and lesbians in housing. Which explains why West Virginia’s Darby and Erika Johnson were so easily cast aside by a potential landlord whom, the couple claims, refused to rent them an apartment because they’re gay. This counts as a “news story”; alas, it would only be news if it didn’t happen so often. And it’s certainly not a story.

So while we hear about West Virginia’s Republicans trying to force a vote on banning gay marriage, so resumes the argument that, hey, sometimes marriage isn’t the holy grail of equality.

(video via WSAZ)