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Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley v. Roommate.com, LLC
Citation:666 F.3d 1216
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The defendant, Roommates, offers a very popular online roommate matching service. Over forty thousand users visit the site each day, and over a million roommate postings are made each year. Roommate’s website requires users to answer questions disclosing their sex, sexual orientation, and familial status, and then uses that information to sort and match users. The plaintiff, Fair Housing Council, sued Roommates alleging these practices violate the FHA.
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