Feds appeal bankruptcy ruling against marriage ban

  • metta

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    Jun 30, 2011 1:21 AM GMT

    Feds appeal bankruptcy ruling against marriage ban

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    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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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2015464044_apusgaymarriagebankruptcy.html
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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]