A judge in New York ruled that charitable donations, including tithing, can be excluded from your bankruptcy settlement contrary to the 1998 Religous Liberty Act. He's claiming that the newly-passed bankruptcy laws allow him to do so. While he might be inside the law, that doesn't make him right.
That's a big deal to those of us who are LDS. Our faith requires us to give 10% of our income as tithing. Without doing so, we become ineligible to attend the temple, a cornerstone of our religious worship. It would be bad enough to have to go through a bankruptcy, but to lose a vital part of your faith at the same time is devastatingly cruel. Let's hope Congress will get on the ball to clarify the law and correct this judge.