In re Balas, 2011 WL 2312169 (Bankr. C.D. Ca., June 13, 2011) (Donovan)
A same-sex couple, legally married under applicable state law, may file a joint petition in Chapter 13, notwithstanding the Defense of Marriage Act.
Gene Balas and Carlos Morales were legally married in California in August 2008 and, in February 2011, filed a joint Chapter 13 petition. The United States Trustee moved to dismiss the case pursuant to § 1307(c), arguing that Mr. Balas and Mr. Morales were ineligible to file a joint petition because both . . .
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