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

Posted by attorney John Rogers

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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