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Well now, the DOJ has withdrawn their appeal and told bankruptcy courts to no longer dismiss bankruptcy petitions filed jointly by same-sex debtors who are legally married under state law.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!