Q: I just got married to my same-sex spouse. We are in the process of looking for housing, either to rent or buy, and are worried that we may face discrimination as a same-sex couple. What are my rights?
The building owner and management company will comply with state and city law and allow Lambda Legal client Regina Hawkins-Balducci to add her wife to the lease on her rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment.
After marrying her longtime partner in New York state, Regina Hawkins-Balducci tried to add her wife’s name to the lease on her rent-stabilized apartment in Harlem. Her landlord refused, even though Hawkins-Balducci presented him with the couple’s marriage certificate.