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DOJ Finally Stands Up For The Right Of Gay Americans To Go Completely Broke

So first, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court declared the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional because it needlessly complicates the financial and legal proceedings of legally married Americans. Then, the Department of Justice stunningly appealed that ruling but only to prevent House Speaker John Boehner’s overpriced House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) from coming in and defending DOMA.

Well now, the DOJ has withdrawn their appeal and told bankruptcy courts to no longer dismiss bankruptcy petitions filed jointly by same-sex debtors who are legally married under state law. BLAG has decided not to intervene in this case either.

Yay America! Where gays and straights now share the right to go penniless!

On:           Jul 7, 2011
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    • Mike in Asheville

      Help from Constitutional Law pro’s please:

      Does “selective enforcement” play into this? If so, is this a really big deal?


      Jul 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      There’s a lot of us poor ass homos out there.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard

      Merely because you quit beating up a gay couple is hardly evidence that you’re friendly to gays.

      But yes, President Obama is waaaaay better on LGBT issues than President Chester A. Arthur.

      Way better.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randy

      Question: as a matter of law, if the federal government recognizes two men as being married does that open a once very closed door? For instance, if the broke gay duo find themselves in a federal court, what does that imply down the line?
      Any lawyers out there?

      Jul 9, 2011 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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