Love Lost: Doctor believes in modern day class system

I was dating a doctor who’s name will not be mentioned. She and I were together before I was sentenced for my horrible and despicable crime/mistake that I committed. I went to prison, served my time and “paid my debt to society.” Once I was released, this minority female doctor and I rekindled our relationship and began to date again. It was a serious relationship and after time I purchased an engagement ring and popped the question of marriage.

This is when things became clear that my past was more of an issue to her then I originally realized. To have my past associated with her professional name became the elephant in the room. Long story short she admitted the issue caused our relationship to be terminated. Comments of “love doesn’t conquer all” were said by her. I come from a financially-stable family and all I can do is respect her wishes and move on. I understand that this being classified as a sex offender now is worse than just about anything else out there.

Denied housing based on past sex offense

I was denied at over 10 places due to my past sex offense. I finally found a guy that would overlook my past who had a substandard apartment for $600/month. He asked if I wanted to see it before I moved in. I told him… “NO, I’m glad you are willing to give me a chance.” Somehow he understood. It was a vacant apartment for quite some time. So he is happy with the added income.

Currently Civil Rights Act (Fair Housing Act) of 1968, Sec. 804. [42 U.S.C. 3604]

At a federal level, the only protected classes are:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status, including having children or being pregnant
  • National Origin, or
  • Mental or Physical Disability

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