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National Center for Lesbian Rights

Cases & Advocacy

Lewis v. Westminster Oaks Retirement Community

Status: Closed

Outcome: Victory

Location: Florida

NCLR clients Sheila Ortiz-Taylor and Joy Lewis reached a confidential settlement with Presbyterian Retirement Communities, Inc., a national chain of retirement communities. Joy and Sheila filed a lawsuit alleging that Westminster Oaks, the Presbyterian retirement community, discriminated against them based on their sexual orientation.

Following the settlement, Joy and Sheila said that they were looking forward to being part of the Westminster Oaks community and were pleased that PRC has made clear that all qualified applicants have equal access to its facilities.

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