Same-sex couples face higher rejection and worse mortgage rates

Source: Hamza Shaban, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Gay couples were 73 percent more likely to be denied a mortgage than heterosexual couples with the same financial worthiness, according to an analysis of national mortgage data from 1990 to 2015.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also found that when same-sex couples were approved for a home loan, they were given inferior terms.

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