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LGBTQ elders are among the most important and rapidly growing segment of our community, and NCLR continues to fight fiercely for their needs. Through litigation, legislative work, and outreach to eldercare professionals, NCLR aims to make sure that LGBTQ elders are treated with dignity, care, and respect in all aspects of their lives.


Cases & Advocacy

Walsh v. Friendship Village of South County


On July 25, 2018, Mary Walsh, age 72, and Bev Nance, age 68, a married lesbian couple, filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of Missouri against St. Louis senior housing community Friendship Village Sunset Hills. The complaint alleges that Friendship Village violated the federal Fair Housing Act by discriminating against Walsh and Nance on the basis of sex, denying them a unit because they are a same-sex married couple.




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