Same-Sex Couple Wins Rental Discrimination Hearing

The couple says Myers Family Rentals denied them the chance to rent a house in Evansville because of their sexual preferences. And the company did not deny these statements.

Posted: Oct 7, 2021 5:58 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2021 6:48 AM

In May of 2020, Chasity and Kimberly Scott were looking to rent a home. They were instead shocked by the treatment they would receive from one business.

"How can you deny someone housing? These are our rights as human beings," Chasity Scott told 44News. 

The couple says Myers Family Rentals denied them the chance to rent a house in Evansville because of their sexual preferences. And the company did not deny these statements.

"One of the categories that we don't rent to based on our obedience to Christ is male or female homosexuals," said Luke Myers, Managing Partner at Myers Family Rentals.

The Scotts ended up taking the company to the Evansville-Vanderburgh Human Relations Commission. The group looked at the case and ruled in favor of the couple by a vote of 6-0.

Myers Family Rentals is now being asked to pay the couple $41,000 as part of the ruling.

"It wasn't the money that made me feel good. That is not important. To me, it was the fact that somebody like the city of Evansville, like the law, supported us," said Chasity Scott.

At this point in time, the Myers has not paid Chasity and Kimberly. The couple says they will consider taking the company to court if they do not receive the $41,000.

There is currently no deadline for the money to be paid by.

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