The Human Rights Commission is a bit upset, but nowhere near as upset if the ad had specified “No pooftahs”.
A room-for-rent advertisement in Wellington that specified ‘no heterosexuals’ has been criticised by the Human Rights Commission.
The advertisement, which was listed on Trade Me on Thursday, included the line: “We don’t want to live with a couple, a heterosexual person, or someone who is loud at night, or drinks/does drugs/party[s] a lot.”
The line had been removed by Sunday. Attempts to contact the people behind the listing through Trade Me were unsuccessful.
It was for a four-bedroom house in the suburb of Newtown, which the existing flatmates described as a “queer, transgender, vegetarian household”.