Mary Walsh and her longtime partner, Beverly Nance, decided to move into a St. Louis-area retirement community to spend their later years together. However, when the community inquired about the nature of their relationship and learned they were a married couple, the community turned them away, citing the owners’ religious beliefs. Mary and Beverly filed suit in federal court with the help of NCLR, seeking to challenge the housing discrimination they experienced.
“This is not right. They shouldn’t be able to do this,” Mary said. “We met all the qualifications, other than that one of us wasn’t a man.”