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Diversity Committee Unanimously Votes to Include Gender Identity Protections in NAR Code of Ethics

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="713" caption="Joe Schutt (Boston, MA; Realtor) addresses the Diversity Committee"]Diversity Committee member and NAGLREP (National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals) Board of Directors member, Joe Schutt (Boston, MA; Realtor), addresses the Diversity Committee

On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, the Diversity Committee unanimously voted to pursue the inclusion of gender identity in the NAR Code of Ethics. This is another historic time for NAR, following the last big win from the 2010 NAR annual meeting in New Orleans when NARs delegate body voted to amend the NAR Code of Ethics to include sexual orientation as a protected class. That proposal, originally brought forward by the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) and the Wisconsin Realtor Association, passed with 93% of NARs delegate body in favor of the amendment.

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