Google, Amazon, AOL and Yahoo are helping defend online peer Craigslist against a lawsuit that would hold the Web site liable for discriminatory housing ads. The suit, filed by the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, argues that Craigslist has violated the Fair Housing Act by letting users post ads in which they discriminate in seeking tenants, asking, for instance, for a "gay Latino" or a "godly Christian male." Craigslist claims immunity under the 1996 Communications Decency Act.
Online Peers Stand Up for Craigslist in Lawsuit
The National Law Journal
June 28, 2006