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SEC Interpretive Release on the Terms “Spouse” and “Marriage”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In another federal action that employers need take note of, last week the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its “Commission Guidance Regarding the Definition of the Terms ‘Spouse’ and ‘Marriage’ Following the...more

Michigan Court of Appeals Approves Health Benefits for Unrelated Co-Residents of State Employees

by Miller Canfield on

On January 8, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one decision, held that the Michigan Civil Service Commission could extend eligibility in the State Health Plan to “other eligible adult individuals” (OEAI) who...more

FMLA Leave For Same-Sex Couples To Be Clarified by Supreme Court's DOMA Decision?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

This past Friday, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would consider whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unlawfully denies benefits to gay and lesbian couples who are married in states that allow such...more

Minnesota Government Update - April 29, 2011

In the midst of nearly around the clock work on policy and budget bills, the Legislature nonetheless took up two highly controversial bills this past week. Here’s an overview of the week that was and the forecast for next...more

Federal Government Refuses to Defend Defense of Marriage Act - Now What?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The federal government is no longer defending the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, which declares that under federal law, the word "marriage" means only a legal union between one man and...more

Departing from Prior Practice, DOJ Declines to Defend Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On February 23, 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ), at the direction of President Obama, announced that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), including in two...more

Commento di Nicola ad articolo di Luisa Grion su la Repubblica

by Nicola Carmine Salerno on

Il copay che può far bene alal sanità e al Federalismo (di Nicola C. Salerno) data = 20 Dicembre 2010...more

The waning of free expression in public high school

Currently, public education is the legal battleground in the great social media debate. On one side, there are advocates for greater First Amendment protection, and on the other side, there are those advocating that...more

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