Airbnb is a service that co-ordinates with homeowners to rent out their own rooms to total strangers seeking a place to stay. Airbnb is now FORCING homeowners to not reject homosexuals and lesbians. Homeowners now have no rights of denial.
Buddy Fisher of Houston was using Airbnb to find a place to stay in Austin during the Texas capital’s Pride observance in late August. He booked a room he said he was going to Austin for the Pride festivities.
About an hour later, he got a notice that his reservation was canceled, plus this message from his prospective host: “No LGBT people, please. I do not support people who are against humanity. Sorry.”
“It really, really upset me, because I don’t feel like I don’t support humanity.”
Airbnb quickly apologized and sent him a list of more options, and he’s still planning the trip. And since the company has a zero-tolerance policy on discrimination of any kind, the person who rejected Fisher’s reservation won’t be allowed to list on the service anymore.
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