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Bouley v. Young-Sabourin, (D. Vt. 2005)(Ruling on Cross Motions for Summary Judgment)

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Published Date
January, 2005

Bouley v. Young-Sabourin is a federal court case from Vermont involving a survivor of domestic violence evicted from her home after reporting an incident of domestic violence. The court ruling provides that discrimination against a victim of domestic violence, if proven, can be sex discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. Advocates may find this press story and court ruling helpful for public education purposes and for seeking non-punitive reactions by private and public landlords in their responses to survivors of domestic violence.