Among Home Mortgage Disclosure Act wonks (there are more of us than you think), all eyes were on a recent kerfuffle between Fannie Mae and the Mortgage Bankers Association over loan denials to African-Americans. But what caught the eye of this HMDA geek was another set of figures much less frequently looked at than denials to minorities: denials to same sex-couples.

These were down in all categories in 2012, for male and female same-sex borrowers, but still higher than denials for mixed-sex couples having a male as the primary applicant.

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