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The Treasury Department and the IRS Implement Windsor and Adopt “State of Celebration” Rule: Compensation and Benefits...

On August 29, 2013, the Treasury Department and the IRS issued Revenue Ruling 2013-17 (“Rev. Rul. 2013-17”) and updated Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Individuals of the Same Sex Who Are Married Under State Law...more

DOMA No More, And What Does That Mean For Me In Maryland?

In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down section three of the Defense of Marriage Act known as DOMA, which defined marriage at the federal level as “only a legal union...more

DOMA: Waiting For The Drop of The Other Shoe

Maryland has joined the ranks of those states that permit same sex marriages. So many are now asking, “What’s left?” What’s left is the other shoe – the Defense of Marriage Act, or “DOMA” as the pundits refer to it. In...more

In Plain English…What are the Legal Issues at Stake in Same-Sex Marriage?

Most everyone is aware that the United States Supreme Court heard two historic cases this week focused on same-sex marriage. One involves California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages (which was then rendered...more

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