The Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, found in Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, declares that it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin when selling or leasing a residential property. An amendment was adopted in 1974 that listed sex as a protected class. Then, as an addition in 1988, two further classifications, mental or physical disability and familial status, were introduced.
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