Q: Can a Florida Condo Association force you to marry to live in the same unit? Can they request marriage proof?
I own and live in a FL condo, and my girlfriend who I have been with almost 3 years and lived outside of the country, is coming to move in with me. The condo association says that since they are single family units, if I am not married with her, she cannot move in. Can they do this? Can they force me to marry for her to live with me? Our relationship is real and we have thousands of pictures together, and the plan is that we will marry, but in the future at our time. Also, can the condo association request the marriage certificate for proof?
A: In my professional opinion you have stated at least one viable claim of discrimination (marital status). I advise you to contact the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) in Tallahassee Florida. Their toll-free telephone number is 800 342 8170; they can also be reached by regular telephone at 850 488 7082. Ask to speak to an Intake Counsellor.
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