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03/27/2014 03:15 EDT | Updated 05/27/2014 05:59 EDT

Sask. to review law allowing landlords to turn away gays

Saskatchewan Justice Minister Gord Wyant is reviewing a section of the province's Human Rights Code that allows discrimination against some renters over sexual orientation.

The code permits landlords of one- or two-unit homes to discriminate on the basis of sex or sexual orientation when they rent out space in a building in which they or their family members also live.

Wyant said that in most cases, the Human Rights Code prevents this kind of discrimination, but there's an exception with respect to duplexes and other form of housing that only have one or two units.

"It's concerning that there are exceptions in the code that have the effect of discriminating against people," he said. "That's what we need to look at."

Wyant said Thursday he'll ask his officials and the Human Rights Commission to review the code.

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