Feds appeal bankruptcy ruling against marriage ban

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    Jun 30, 2011 1:21 AM GMT

    Feds appeal bankruptcy ruling against marriage ban

    Nevertheless, Assistant U.S. Trustee Jill Sturtevant, who represents the federal government in bankruptcy court, said in the court filing that the Obama administration is appealing the ruling to give Congress a chance to weigh in on the case.

    The Department of Justice "is interested in providing Congress a full and fair opportunity to participate in this and other cases," Sturtevant wrote.

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    Jun 30, 2011 10:14 AM GMT
    I may be dense but I found the article quite confusing until I read the second to last paragraph...

    [quote]U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Donovan in Los Angeles called the ban unconstitutional on June 15 when he overruled government attempts to block a same-sex married couple from filing a joint bankruptcy. The couple married in 2008 during the brief window when gay marriage was legal in California.[/quote]