Federal DOMA is Unconstitutional, Declares California Bankruptcy Court

On June 14th, a  in the bankruptcy court in State of California declared that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.  According to the New York Times:

“In this court’s judgment, no legally married couple should be entitled to fewer bankruptcy rights than any other legally married couple,” wrote Judge Thomas B. Donovan of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. In an unusual move, 19 other judges — nearly all of the 24 judges of the central district — also signed the decision.

Read the court opinion here.

Read the article:    A California Bankruptcy Court Rejects U.S. Law Barring Same-Sex Marriage

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2 comments on “Federal DOMA is Unconstitutional, Declares California Bankruptcy Court

  1. […] “In this court’s judgment, no legally married couple should be entitled to fewer bankruptcy rights than any other legally married couple,” wrote Judge Thomas B. Donovan of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. In an unusual move, 19 other judges — nearly all of the 24 judges of the central district — also signed the decision.Source: wordpress.com […]

  2. […] “In this court’s judgment, no legally married couple should be entitled to fewer bankruptcy rights than any other legally married couple,” wrote Judge Thomas B. Donovan of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. In an unusual move, 19 other judges — nearly all of the 24 judges of the central district — also signed the decision.Source: wordpress.com […]

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