Condominium's policy of segregating pool hours by gender violates fair housing laws

The Third Circuit held that a condo association that adopted sex-segregated pool hours to accommodate its Orthodox Jewish residents in an "over-55" age-restricted condominum violated the Fair Housing Act both by denying access to the common area based on sex and by giving women only 3.5 hours to swim on weeknights compared to 16.5 hours given to men. Curto v. Country Place Condominium Ass'n, 921 F.3d 405 (3d Cir. 2019). It did not matter that the motive was benign; what mattered was the denial of access to common areas on the basis of sex on unequal "terms, conditions, or privileges of sale or rental of a dwelling," 42 U.S.C. §3604(b). The Court did not reach the question of whether sex-segregated hours might be lawful if equal time was provided to men and women but a concurring Judge Julio Fuentes did, arguing that any limit on access would be discriminatory.