Marital status refers to the legal status of being married, single, divorced, or widowed.
Under WA State Law, it is unlawful, because of marital status, to:
- Refuse to engage in a real estate transaction with a person;
- Discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of a real estate transaction or in the furnishing of facilities or services
- Refuse to receive or to fail to transmit a bona fide offer to engage in a real estate transaction
- Refuse to negotiate for a real estate transaction
- Represent that real property is not available for inspection, sale, rental, or lease when it is available, or fail to bring a property listing to his or her attention, or refuse to permit the person to inspect real property;
- Make, print, publish, circulate, post, mail, a statement, advertisement, or sign, or use a form of application, or to make a record or inquiry in connection with a prospective real estate transaction, which indicates an intent to make a limitation, specification, or discrimination with respect to marital status
- Offer, solicit, accept, use, or retain listing of real property with the understanding that a person may be discriminated against in a real estate transaction or in the furnishing of facilities or services
- Expel a person from occupancy of real property
- Discriminate in the course of negotiating, executing, or financing a real estate transaction, or in negotiating or executing any item or service related thereto including title insurance, mortgage insurance, loan guarantee, or other aspect.