A woman hoping for a place to stay in Portland, Oregon was refused in the most surprising way. The reason? Her zodiac sign. “Christine” is not eligible as she is a capricorn, the current resident says. A screenshot in which Christine was told this is being shared on social media.
The woman did not put the rejection online, a twitterer who is in the same Facebook group that searches for roommates with an LGBT background (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender), did so instead. “Our main intention is to keep things on an equal footing, without anyone taking the lead and disturbing the household. I love Capricorns, but I don’t think I can live with one. ”
The residents who offer the room for rent are themselves Virgo and Gemini. It is not clear whether the two are a couple. Adults sharing a house or apartment is a common practice in many US cities, given the sky-high rent.
Some characteristic traits attributed to Capricorn (born between December 22 and January 20): ambitious, leadership, practical, sometimes knowledgeable and steadfast. The screenshot tweet has been shared almost 15,000 times.
Pure discrimination, many argue. If “Christine” hires a lawyer and takes the residents to court, she has a good chance of compensation.
Of course, discrimination on the basis of the zodiac sign may also be unexplored territory for lawyers in Oregon.