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      Study Shows Rental Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples

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      A new study revealssame-sex couples are being discriminated against when seeking rental apartmentsonline.

      Gay and lesbiancouples received almost 16-percent fewer responses to rental inquiriesaccording to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

      The research wasbased on more than 6,800 e-mail correspondence tests in 50 U.S. cities.

      Twenty states and theDistrict of Columbia have enacted legislation to prohibit discriminationagainst gays and lesbians.

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