Hawaii has become the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage after Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the state's gay rights measure into law on November 13. The Hawaii Senate had passed the same-sex marriage bill the...more
The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled the state's Department of Transportation did not engage in sexual orientation discrimination when it denied survivor benefits to the same-sex partner of a state trooper killed in the line...more
Although the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor has drawn the most attention, other key rulings from the 2012-2013 term also affect HR.
With the Supreme Court's first oral arguments of 2013 underway this week, there are several employment-related cases of note still awaiting decisions....more
The Supreme Court will address same-sex marriage for the first time in adding a pair of closely-watched cases from California and New York to its schedule. The New York case involves the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the...more