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Father in u-turn over lesbian daughter eviction

TT/The Local · 12 May 2011, 14:31

Published: 12 May 2011 14:31 GMT+02:00

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Despite not having been on speaking terms for some time, the father visited his daughter in February this year, informing her that he was planning to hike up her rent substantially.

According to the Swedish union of tenants paper Hem & Hyra, the daughter was told that her rent would be increased from 2,500 kronor ($394) per month to a whopping 10,500 kronor per month, if she continued to engage in ”lesbian activity”.

The woman turned to Sweden's Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO) for assistance, but was told that it would be impossible to proceed with the case.

Jamal Nijim, lawyer at DO, explained to Hem & Hyra that Swedish discrimination law contains a few loopholes.

”Since the lease is within family, the law doesn't apply,” Nijim said, confirming that the case would most likely have had a different outcome if the landlord and tenant had not been related to each other.

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However, the father relented and has decided to let the daughter stay on as a tenant.

"She can stay. At least for a year or two," he told Hem & Hyra.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:30 May 12, 2011 by Swedesmith
Often not a good idea to mix business with family.
17:47 May 12, 2011 by eZee.se
I find this hilarious!

Because what does he expect the daughter to do? Take an "un-lesbian me" pill?

There is no such thing.

She prefers women rather than men - heck! So do I, and I am a guy!

Even though the religious nuts would like people to believe otherwise this is not a disease or something done to upset "normal society".

Now if the girl is pretty... as I guy I would think what a waste. But that's just me.
18:26 May 12, 2011 by Valdemaratterdag
Lesbians are hawt. I'd like to stick my nose into their business, too.
19:34 May 12, 2011 by Thompsuleme
I would gladly accomodate her and her partner.For FREEEEEEEE
23:00 May 12, 2011 by Stickeroo
@Valdewhatevertheheck....Lesbian, Woman + Woman....not Bi-sexual! BTW, most dykes are fugly, that's why they're dykes in the first place.

On another note...good job jacking the rent and not kicking her out. Might as well make some coin. But he totally should have stuck to it. "You can be a dyke....but it's gonna cost ya" lol!
03:01 May 13, 2011 by Valdemaratterdag

Nope, lesbians are hawt! Check the gallery on "The Local" sometime.

Are you saying that being ugly makes one a homosexual? Your mastery of science and logic takes one's breath away.
06:10 May 13, 2011 by Da Goat
He should have just upped the rent and said nothing, told her forced inheritance scheme!

Know the only difference between a lesbian and a tire is ....... the tire will eventually go down on you!

Bit rough doing this to your own daughter maybe he wanted the flat for his mistress instead and thought it time to move the child on in life!

At last a story that un-sets the precedence of people of that ilk winning everything, finally we are not begging and scraping & saying sorry.
14:18 May 13, 2011 by tadchem
In my experience, most fractures within families occur because of money.
18:20 May 13, 2011 by zoroastrina
"Even though the religious nuts would like people to believe otherwise this is not a disease or something done to upset "normal society"."

"Perhaps in our frenzy to de-essentialize gender and sexual identity, we failed to de-essentialize sex." If the admirable lady is an essential lesbian, but there is no such "ens" (Latin), then she could perhaps be de-essentialized and metamorphosed into a Priapus?
09:45 May 16, 2011 by wenddiver
Where does the Government get the right to tell a Father how to interact with a child that is living under his roof?? Maybe he raised the rent because it was cheap, and he wanted her to get out and earn a living.
11:50 May 17, 2011 by naimad

of course, lets suck the money out of his child or another person. "Where does the Government get the right to tell a Father how to interact with a child that is living under his roof??" what a disgrace for humanity you represent with that comment.
03:43 May 20, 2011 by wenddiver
@Naimad- Wow, you have certainly shown me the error of my ways, I never thought of it that way. Actually, that was my nice politically correct comment.

I was really thinking, he should bundle up this fat lesbian, adult who is sponging off her Father and drop her of at one of these crazey leftist's house once it starts snowing, so they could nurture and support her worthlessness for the rest of her non-productive life.

What kind of Bugger eating moron would support such useless behavior. Oh, of course other than Naimad.

Maybe I will call my Mom and see if she wants to support me and my girlfriend, maybe she could just move out of her house, so we could have more privacy and get a job on a fishing boat so she could pay our rent, while away. I must be a horrible Son for working and supporting myself.

In English L is for LOSER, and people sponging off their parents have a big L on their forehead.
15:14 January 8, 2012 by janeway
@ 23:00 May 12, 2011 by Stickeroo

Well, if you've only seen your mother I suppose you think lesbians are ugly. Maybe you should check out some other people before making such incredible stupid remarks? Eva Dahlgren, Melissa Etheridge, Efva Attling, Portia de Rossi, Kristanna Loken, Tammy Lynn Michaels, Cynthia Nixon and many, many more. Appearance have nothing to do with sexual orientation

@ 03:43 May 20, 2011 by wenddiver

You seem to have inside information about this family, so please tell us more! Or are you just like most haters on The Local, that makes things up to get a reaction from other readers. Yeah, that's who you are, a faker!
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