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U.S. Supreme Court's Decisions on DOMA Extend FMLA Definition of "Spouse" To Same-Sex Partners In States Recognizing Gay Marriage

by Stoel Rives LLP on

As almost everyone knows, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two blockbuster decisions on gay marriage, U.S. v. Windsor, which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act's ("DOMA") definition of marriage for the purposes of federal...more

The Supreme Court Said We're Married … Now What?

by Nossaman LLP on

We recently sent an E-Alert on what the recent Supreme Court same-sex marriage decisions mean for employers, but what do those decisions mean for the couples themselves in terms of employer and tax benefits?...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2013: DOMA and Prop 8 Rulings Clear the Way for Same-Sex Marriages in California and Require...

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In U.S. v. Windsor, the court struck down a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) as unconstitutional. DOMA, for purposes of federal tax and benefits laws, defined marriage as only between “one man and one...more

What DOMA, Prop. 8 Rulings Mean For Businesses Wth Employees In California

by Nossaman LLP on

Section 3 of DOMA (the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act), which denied federal recognition of a state-sanctioned same-sex marriage, and California's Proposition 8 are dead. Originally Published in Daily Journal -...more

The Supreme Court’s Marriage Decisions Sets the Stage; As Disputes Arise, so Does Opportunity for ADR

by JAMS on

Recently the United States Supreme Court issued long anticipated rulings in the first marriage cases to reach the high court – United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry. ...more

Prop. 8 Ruling Complicates Process For California Initiative Proponents - U.S. Supreme Court Determines Proponents Lacked Standing...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its recent Proposition 8 ruling, found that California’s initiative laws are insufficient to grant initiative proponents federal standing to sue or defend a proposition. This ruling complicates the...more

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