Trulia adds Local Legal Protections feature for LGBT users

When looking for a new home online, it’s important to consider factors beyond the number of beds and baths. Some internet listing sites already provide information about things like the proximity of schools, crime rate, and traffic congestion, but a new feature on Trulia aims to help a particular segment of renters and buyers ensure they’ll feel at home in their new neighborhood.

Today, the San Francisco–based real-estate site is launching Local Legal Protections, a new quality-of-life metric which will appear on every one of its for-sale and off-market listings.

It aims to help members of the LGBT community gauge the status (or lack thereof) of nondiscrimination laws ensuring equal access to housing, employment, and public accommodations in a given jurisdiction.

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