U.S. Treasury Department Rules on Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage

by Jonathan M. Calpas , Edward I. Leeds , Brian M. Pinheiro , and Diane A. Thompson The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) yesterday ruled in Revenue Ruling 2013-17 that same-sex couples, legally married in a jurisdiction that recognizes their marriage...

FMLA Now Covers Same-Sex Spouses (Sort Of)

Ever since the Supreme Court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act in U.S. v. Windsor [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], there has been a lot of hand-wringing over what the decision actually means and its impact on our employment laws. Windsor held that DOMA’s...

National Guards Defy Pentagon Directive on Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

The day after the Pentagon announced that the military would recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling on the issue, the Louisiana and Texas National Guards said they would refuse to process applications for benefits...