01 Jul '11, 10pm

Gay Bankruptcy Case Heading to 9th Circuit | Care2 Causes

Gay Bankruptcy Case Heading to 9th Circuit | Care2 Causes

A bankruptcy case involving a same-sex couple is to go before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals if the couple’s lawyers get their way. This announcement comes just days after after the Department of Justice decided to step in and appeal the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California’s decision that the couple could not be denied a joint bankruptcy filing under the “unconstitutional” Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. From the Wall Street Journal : The Justice Department appealed the bankruptcy-court ruling Monday that declared the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. Such appeals of bankruptcy-court decisions would be heard by the U.S. District Court. But lawyers for the couple involved in the bankruptcy case are seeking to skip that step and go right to appeals court. “Because no ruling by the district court can establish the authoritative ...

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