Landlord religion case premature, appeals court says

August 04, 2000
The federal appeals court for the West dismissed a challenge Friday by religious landlords to laws banning housing discrimination against unmarried couples. 
     The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not decide whether the state and local laws in Alaska violated the rights of rental property owners with religious objections to non-marital sex, ruling instead that the suit was premature because the landlords faced no imminent threat of enforcement.