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Judge orders Oregon to pause its homebuyer love-letter ban

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Oregon Public Broadcasting | April Ehrlich

A federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction that prohibits Oregon from enforcing a law against “love letters” to home sellers.

In his court order, District Judge Marco A. Hernández says Oregon’s House Bill 2550 “likely violates” the First Amendment rights of real estate agents.

[…] The 2021 law was the first of its kind in the nation. It prohibited buyers from providing “love letters” and personal photographs to sellers as a way to improve their chances of getting the house they want. Supporters argue that these letters perpetuate housing discrimination by revealing a buyer’s race, religion, sexual orientation or marital status.

Keep reading: Oregon ban on real estate ‘love letters’ blocked by preliminary injunction

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