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Couple Left Homeless by Antigay Landlord

Couple Left Homeless by Antigay Landlord


Two men who claim their potential landlord refused to let them move into an apartment because he feared "God's punishment" for renting to a gay couple have taken the man before a human rights council in Canada.

Scott Robertson and Richard Anthony say they signed a year-long lease but then property owner Will Goertzen refused to honor it when he found out they were a couple. They said Goertzen's decision left them homeless for 10 days.

Goertzen says he decided to rent the apartment to a family rather than the couple because he feared "God's punishment." The couple, citing "injury to dignity, feelings, and self respect," are asking for a monetary payment.

A decision is expected later this summer.

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