Polsinelli Podcast - Defense of Marriage Act

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On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which barred federal recognition of same-sex marriages. The Court ruled that DOMA denied equal protection under federal law to same-sex couples lawfully married in New York, the District of Columbia, and the 11 other states that have enacted laws permitting same-sex marriages. The ruling will impact more than 1,000 federal laws that create rights based on marital See more +
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which barred federal recognition of same-sex marriages. The Court ruled that DOMA denied equal protection under federal law to same-sex couples lawfully married in New York, the District of Columbia, and the 11 other states that have enacted laws permitting same-sex marriages. The ruling will impact more than 1,000 federal laws that create rights based on marital status.

In this week's "Inside Law" podcast produced by Polsinelli, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Chair Brian Johnston explains what the ruling means for employers and what they need to doing now to prepare until further guidance is provided by the U.S. Government. See less -

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