United States Supreme Court Issues Opinion To Allow Same Sex Joint Bankruptcy Petition

John Caldwell Rogers

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So, the US Supreme Court has just ruled, in the case below, that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (aka DOMA) is unconstitutional … now, if a same sex couple is legally married in a state that recognizes same sex marriage, they can file a joint bankruptcy petition in any state in the union. The law is ever-changing.

Click here for to read the opinion by the US Supreme Court.

The Court opined that DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.

"DOMA singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled to recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty."

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