The Florida condominium association which adopted a policy that
prohibited gay and unmarried straight couples from buying into the
neighborhood has reversed course.
Casa Di Amici Condo in Venice adopted a rule in July which states
that only single people or couples legally married as “husband and
wife” can purchase a home in the development.
“Sales limited to individual or husband and wife,” the
The 160 unit complex is located on the outskirts of Venice, in
unincorporated Sarasota County, outside the jurisdiction of the
city's anti-discrimination ordinance.
Bill Moniz, who sits on the condo association board, and attorney
Dan Lobeck explained that the purpose of the policy was to keep
corporations out of the development.
“We never wanted to prevent anyone from living here,” Moniz
told the Herald
Tribune. “I intend to make this right.”
On Thursday, the board approved language that replaces all
references to husband-and-wife couples with the legal term for two
human beings, “two natural persons.”
Condominium owners must still approve the changes.