A Florida man, Randall Coffman says he was kicked out of his apartment for being gay. Coffman moved into an in-law apartment owned by Jackie Cooper at the beginning of December.
Two weeks later, he says she kicked him out when she learned he was gay.
In cellphone footage obtained by First Coast News, Cooper can be heard shouting,
“Listen to me now, you have to leave this place.”
Coffman says it all started when Cooper forbid him from having any female friends visit the apartment at night. He told her that wouldn’t be a problem. Because he is gay.
In the video, Cooper says,
“You didn’t tell me you’re gay until yesterday.”
“Why do I have to tell you I’m gay? I don’t have to tell you.”
To which Cooper replies,
“You think I want homosexuals coming back and forth in my place like that?”
Jacksonville passed a Human Rights Ordinance in 2017 that protects tenants from housing discrimination based on sexual orientation; however, the protections don’t exist in Clay County, where the apartment is located.
“My friends have only come maybe three times. I actually made a guest list of who would come and visit me. I put my mom and dad and actually printed out pictures of everyone’s cars and put them next to their names.”
Coffman says Cooper gave him until December 27 to pack up and get out. He’s currently looking for a new place to live.
Wow. It’ll soon be 2019… small minds.
(Photo, Screen grab, Forst Coast News; via Queerty)