Laws protect against discrimination when buying, renting property


By Saul Rosenthal
Special to The SUN

Q: Are there any laws in Colorado that protect people from being discriminated against when buying or renting property?

A: Before the U.S. Civil Rights Movement took place during the 1960s, housing discrimination was common and blatant, especially against African Americans, but also against Jews and various other minority groups. In some places, including here in Colorado, discrimination was actually written into the law through “covenants” which prevented real estate agents from showing properties to prohibited groups.

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