Great new rules, if for anything they're setting the tone when it comes to housing:
Most notably, the rules would prohibit lenders from using sexual orientation or gender identity as a basis to determine a borrower's eligibility for Federal Housing Administration-insured mortgage financing.
The HUD also said that HUD programs would define "family" broadly, which seems to be a way to work around DOMA:
The proposed rule states, "The majority of HUD's rental housing and homeownership programs already interpret 'family' broadly. ... This proposed rule clarifies that families who otherwise eligible for HUD programs may not be excluded because one or more members of the family may be an LGBT individual or have an LGBT relationship or be perceived to be such an individual or in such relationship."
Also, they're going to ban housing programs from asking people about their sexual orientation and gender identity: