Canada: This Man Had To Find A New Place Because He’s Gay — And It’s Totally Legal

This is Caleb Gardiner and he recently got the boot from an accommodation he found on Craigslist because he's gay. But, because of how BC's human rights code works, it's totally legal. Gardiner had just returned to Vancouver and was looking for a temporary place to stay while he searched for a new apartment.

He found a listing on Craigslist for a bed in a shared space, with the condition that someone staying over was an extra $10 per night. He said OK, and let the renter know his boyfriend would be staying over.

"When I used the word boyfriend, that’s when everything turned south," Gardiner told BuzzFeed Canada. "If you guys are gay, I cannot allow this to happen in my house. Pls don't bring your boyfriend to sleepover in my house," the renter, identified as Jenny, told Gardiner over text message.

Although it is illegal to discriminate against tenants based on their sexual orientation when renting out a whole place, that doesn’t apply in shared spaces, such as when someone is just renting a bedroom. According to Section 10 of BC's Human Rights Code, if "sleeping, bathroom or cooking facilities" are shared, renters can discriminate however they wish. Read more via Buzzfeed