Zillow updated all property listings on Tuesday to include whether homes are in communities where state and local laws protect individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender from discrimination.
All listings on Zillow, including those that are on or off the market, include the updated information.
“It’s 2020, and yet, unfortunately, in many parts of the United States, LGBTQ+ home shoppers still face housing discrimination,” said Dawn Lyon, Zillow chief corporate relations officer. “That’s why we strongly support federal-level protections as part of the Equality Act. In lieu of federal law and in the spirit of ‘turning on the lights,’ we want to give people the most information possible when buying, renting and financing a home, including which communities provide equal protection under the law for all.”
This is what the information looks like on a Zillow listing:
Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia offer statewide laws explicitly prohibiting housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and those laws vary by jurisdiction, according to Zillow.