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Bank of America Fined for Refusing Lesbian Couple Loan

There are 9 comments on the EDGE story from Jan 7, 2013, titled Bank of America Fined for Refusing Lesbian Couple Loan. In it, EDGE reports that:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Wednesday that Bank of America has settled a discrimination claim filed by a lesbian couple from Florida who were denied a mortgage loan, LGBTQ Nation reported that, according to the claim, the two women were denied the loan because of their sexual orientation and because they are ... (more)

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Jim

Rochester, NY

#1 Jan 7, 2013
The part cut off in this trunkation is that the couple isn't married. To get a mortgage from BofA in Florida you have to be married and of course this couple can't do that in Florida. Would the bank wave that rule if they were sisters, mom & daughter? Is this some law that covers all of Florida? Does this just dicriminate against same sex couples or other couples who aren't married?

Look, Bank of America is a criminal outfit. It's one of several banks that broke our laws, ripped off our nation and should have been closed down. The government is powerless to do that? So what!! This is a capitalist nation. When a business becomes criminal we have the power to take our business elsewhere and ruin them by ignoring them. If we don't do that capitalism doesn't work.

Federal Credit Unions are good places to get a mortgage if you're GLBT, Female, Hispanic, African American, a small business etc. Their first mistake was trying to give their business to crooks. Bad karma.I'm glad the bank was fined but really, they shouldn't even be in business.
straight shooter

Barre, VT

#2 Jan 7, 2013
I wasn't aware that a private business couldn't chose whom it decided to serve...
so a bank that supports gays should be making loans to the local church, right?
I hope the churches get their lawsuits ready...
SLIF

Hamilton, Canada

#3 Jan 7, 2013
H and R Block was also fined.
Jane Dodo

West New York, NJ

#4 Jan 7, 2013
straight shooter wrote:
I wasn't aware that a private business couldn't chose whom it decided to serve...
so a bank that supports gays should be making loans to the local church, right?
I hope the churches get their lawsuits ready...
It's not a private business, dumbass.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Jan 8, 2013
Now they can buy a house somewhere else!
straight shooter

Barre, VT

#6 Jan 8, 2013
Jane Dodo wrote:
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It's not a private business, dumbass.
Its a govt operation?

or are you so dumb as to think publicly traded means something in this regard?
Jane Dodo

West New York, NJ

#7 Jan 8, 2013
straight shooter wrote:
<quoted text>
Its a govt operation?
or are you so dumb as to think publicly traded means something in this regard?
Did you write this or not: "I wasn't aware that a private business couldn't chose whom it decided to serve..."?????????

Would you care to rehash the Vermont Inn case where the innkeepers refused service to a gay couple and LOST in Court??????? Remember??? That's when you came up with the inane idea that the KKK could then force a gay B&B to hold and anti-gay rally because the law works both ways. You're a liar and a fraud.

Skank of America is in business to serve the public. It is NOT a "private" club.

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Jan 8, 2013
straight shooter wrote:
I wasn't aware that a private business couldn't chose whom it decided to serve...
so a bank that supports gays should be making loans to the local church, right?
I hope the churches get their lawsuits ready...
Then you've been living under a rock. Banks and financial institutions used to routinely discriminate on the basis of race and religion until federal law put a stop to it decades ago.

William Levitt, famous for building "Levittown on Long Island, and other "Levittowns" across the U.S. had a clause in their sales contracts that forbade the house to EVER being sold to a black person, and that clause was perpetual.(And Levitt was a Jew so you would think he would know better). A federal law was later passed nullifying those racial discrimination clauses in contracts.

Banks and other financial institutions are forbidden to discriminate by race, creed, color, and national origin, but are perfectly free to discriminate against anyone based on any other criteria including sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, and just about anything else they wasnt to add to the list.
straight shooter

Barre, VT

#9 Jan 8, 2013
Jane Dodo wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you write this or not: "I wasn't aware that a private business couldn't chose whom it decided to serve..."?????????
Would you care to rehash the Vermont Inn case where the innkeepers refused service to a gay couple and LOST in Court??????? Remember??? That's when you came up with the inane idea that the KKK could then force a gay B&B to hold and anti-gay rally because the law works both ways. You're a liar and a fraud.
Skank of America is in business to serve the public. It is NOT a "private" club.
the truth is you are too jaded and dumb to grasp me...
and in typical mona fashion you find a way to blame me for your clear short comings...
so I noticed you stop lying and saying I said the KKK was a protected class...will you admit you lied when you said I did...
now lie and say the KKK argument was not a slipperly slope argument. I NEEVR said they could now...only that maybe in the future based on these precedents...
are you too dumb to know a slippery slope argument when you see one?

clearly yes.

so there is no such thinks a private company since they all sell to the public, is that what you are suggesting?

Banks submitted themselves to HUD jurisdiction which is what is at play as to BANKS you clod....

I cant tell if you act dumb or are that dumb....
either way you are clearly an angry little liar....

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