LBGTSENIORS 5501378848614By Tara Bahrampour, Published: February 25 | Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 12:01 AM

Gay, lesbian and bisexual couples seeking senior housing receive less favorable quotes on pricing, availability, and amenities than heterosexual couples, according to a report released Wednesday by the Equal Rights Center in Washington.

In a model similar to studies involving people of different racial and ethnic origins, testers posing last year as members of straight or gay couples in their 60s and 70s called age-restricted housing facilities in 10 states to inquire about living there. According to the report,“Opening Doors: An Investigation of Barriers to Senior Housing for Same-Sex Couples,” in 48 percent of the 200 tests, the LGB tester with a same-sex spouse encountered at least one type of adverse differential treatment compared with the heterosexual tester with an opposite-sex spouse. Click here to read article