Friday, August 03, 2012
NYC female couple able to get both names on rent-controlled lease
Lambda Legal reports that Regina Hawkins-Balducci has won the ability to put her wife’s name on the lease of a New York City rent-stabilized apartment, in the story on Huffington, also based on reports from the New York Daily News, link here.
The landlord of property company, DSA Management, had refused to add her partner’s name, even though the couple had been legally wed according to New York law in January.
The company had denied that sexual orientation had anything to do with its previous actions.
NYC Mayor Bloomberg had spoken passionately for equality at last October’s HRC Equality Dinner.