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    (Original post by Beska)
    Yeh, so what if murder is illegal. Who cares?




    That's ridiculous and just plain wrong.
    I meant it in the sense that it would be a pointless exercise going down that route.

    Comparing it to a criminal offence.. better yet - murder :lol:
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    (Original post by ellakrystina)
    In light of that, how can student accommodation advertise as being 'female only' then?

    If anyone else has the answer, feel free to join in!
    There are certain circumstances where gender discrimination is allowed, but I didn't think student accomodation was one of them.
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    chop your dicks off.
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    (Original post by ellakrystina)
    In light of that, how can student accommodation advertise as being 'female only' then?

    If anyone else has the answer, feel free to join in!
    schedule 9 exceptions.
    same reason an elderly woman can chose to only want to advertise for a female carer.
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    Sex discrimination act, she can not refuse you accommodation based purely on your gender, contact citizens advise and ask them what steps you should take if you feel your being discriminated against.
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    (Original post by Callum828)
    That's a case of providing accommodation to girls who aren't allowed to cohabit with boys because of religious/cultural reasons, as long as the university provides similar accommodation for males it's legal.

    She's discriminating against males due to her attitude towards them, rather than providing a service for females who want single-sex accommodation.
    (Original post by Steph90)
    There are certain circumstances where gender discrimination is allowed, but I didn't think student accomodation was one of them.
    (Original post by petitflam)
    schedule 9 exceptions.
    same reason an elderly woman can chose to only want to advertise for a female carer.
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    If someone buys a property and owns it, then it should be theirs to do as they want with it. Do I support discrimination against males, Jews, black people etc? No, of course not. I'd be horrified if someone I loved was discriminated against. But you shouldn't take away someone's rights over their own property.
    Not if they buy the property specifically to rent it out. Then it's a business venture. If you choose to register your property as a letting then it passes into the business milieu.

    It's exactly like a car owner, burger van man, or anyone else buying stock and then selling it to others. They own the stock, but as soon as they decide to sell it, they are required to sell it to anyone who can stump up the cash.

    It's different if the landlord lives in the property because a personal asset overwrites a business one to guard personal freedoms.

    It's the difference between a house and a home.
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    I hope all the people defending this discriminaton was also in support of the gay couple being refused entry into the b + b.
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    Well it's a no go. She's not around.. Thanks for the help guys.
 
 
 
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