New York State Assembly Gets Bill to Outlaw Restrictive Covenants in Realty Leeds

A bill has been introduced into the New York State Assembly to outlaw restrictive clauses prohibiting owners of houses to sell or rent their property to Negroes, Jews or members of other minority groups. Among the supporters of the bill is the American Jewish Congress.

The state of New York is more advanced in dealing with discrimination matters than any state in the union, Sen. Irving M. Iven declared last night at a conference of the B’nai B’rith’s Anti-Defamation League here. Asserting that neither the federal government nor any other state has made the same progress as New York in barring discrimination in employment, Ives called for anti-discrimination legislation by Congress.

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