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Same-Sex Married Couples May File Bankruptcy Jointly

Same-sex married couples should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly.  Bankruptcy courts should provide the same federal protections as opposite-sex married couples even if they live in states that do not recognize same-sex marriage.  This according to an article from Streetwise Media.

In a speech to the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT civil rights group Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will grant “lawful same-sex marriages full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law.”

“In every courthouse, in every proceeding and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of the United States, they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections and rights as opposite-sex marriages under federal law,” Hold said at the Human Rights Campaign New York Dinner.

Read more at Streetwise Media’s InTheCapital.