Same Sex Marriage and Bankruptcy

On February 8, 2014 the Attorney General of the United States announced that the United States Trustee program will recognize the legitimacy of joint bankruptcy filings of same sex married couples who have been legally married in any jurisdiction that recognizes said marriages whether or not the couple currently resides in a state that recognizes said marriages.

Moreover, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the states and the federal government must recognize same sex marriage.

This means that, as long as *any* marriage has been recognized by a competent jurisdiction and has not been dissolved, the married couple is eligible to file bankruptcy jointly in any state of the nation.

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