The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Financial Services has scheduled a hearing entitled “Financial Services and the LGBTQ+ Community: A Review of Discrimination in Lending and Housing.” The memo from the Committee’s Majority Staff to Committee Members states that the hearing “will focus on the extent and effects of discrimination

We recently blogged about remarks made by Patrice Ficklin, Director of the CFPB’s Office of Fair Lending, at the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Institute.  In her remarks, she stated that the CFPB is focusing on LGBT consumers and the challenges they face.  She suggested that the ECOA’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis