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The Federal Election Commission (FEC) this week became the latest government agency to grapple with the impact of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on the federal rights of legally married same-sex couples. At issue was...more
While a bill legalizing gay marriage awaits enough support in the Illinois House of Representatives, the Cook County clerk is not defending against a lawsuit brought against the county by gay couples who say its refusal to...more
In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama provided America with some insights into his beliefs and his agenda, which will significantly affect today's workplace. Fittingly scheduled on a day that honored the...more
In the recent election four states - Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington - demonstrated their increased support for same-sex marriage. This comes directly on the heels of New York's highest court striking down the...more
Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approved the legalization of same-sex marriage in their states. In addition, voters in Minnesota rejected a state constitutional amendment to define marriage as an opposite-sex union....more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. If you would like more specific information regarding an item in this newsletter or related to...more
Voters in Maine and Maryland yesterday approved ballot measures that will bring same-sex marriage to the states, the first time in history the issue has won a popular vote. The result of a third such ballot question in...more
Though the top two elections on the ballot are not particularly dramatic, with both President Obama and Sen. Amy Klobuchar holding significant statewide leads, 2012 still brings an intriguing election to Minnesota. The race...more
Voter referendums on same-sex marriage will be on the November ballots in four states: Maryland, Washington, Maine and Minnesota. The outcome of these referendums may complicate the options and obligations of employers in...more
It is almost time for the Presidential Election. Everyone is impacted by the outcome but what many people do not realize is how much an election can impact family law. The Democrats and Republicans both have strong yet...more
Maine will take another shot at marriage equality this election day as voters consider a ballot question on whether to allow same-sex couples to tie the knot. The state legislature previously passed a law allowing LGBT...more
On May 9, 2012, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. President to affirm his belief that same-sex couples should be able to get married. Weeks later, the First Circuit Court of Appeals declared a portion of...more
Institutionalized discrimination by Uncle Sam against the LGBT community is no more, says a federal court in Boston. The First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a 1996 law that...more
When President Obama announced his support for gay marriage earlier this month, he was echoing a sentiment that more and more Americans have come to believe – that LGBT citizens have the same right to formalize their love in...more
Late Friday, the Maryland House of Delegates, in a close vote, passed a same-sex marriage bill, which will now be forwarded to the State Senate. If passed by the Senate, Gov. O’Malley will sign it, and Maryland will join a...more
Under current federal law, individuals recognized as same-sex spouses under state law are not considered married for purposes of federal law. This has ramifications in a number of areas, such as federal income taxation and...more
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