Friday, June 3, 2011

Gay Rights Victory in Californa

The Honorable Michael S. McManus denied the U.S. Trustee's Motion to Dismiss a legally married same-sex couple's Chapter 7 case. The UST moved to dismiss alleging that the Debtors' joint petition was improper and unauthorized because the term "spouse" as defined by the Defense of Marriage Act's (DOMA) is limited to a person of the opposite sex.