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Class actions post-DOMA—Questions remain
By Kristin Casler with insights by LAURA J MAECHTLEN, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, San Francisco - - The demise of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) restriction of the institution of marriage to heterosexual unions was not the last chapter in same-sex couples’ quest for equality. Questions...
8 Jan 2015
State of Celebration (Not State of Residence) Controls for Federal Tax Purposes
By Sarah Lockwood Church, Saul Ewing LLP-- Section 3 of DOMA limited the term “marriage” to a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and limited the word “spouse” to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. As a result, certain provisions...
3 Nov 2013
Same-Sex Marriages: How Recent Developments Impact Employers | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar
Recording Date: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2013 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | The Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor v. United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) “opposite sex” requirement for “marriage” and “spouse.” This has significant...
23 Oct 2013
The Supreme Court Repeal of DOMA Section 3 and Its Effect on Immigration Law
BY EVIE P. JEANG, IDEAL LEGAL GROUP INC. -- Recently, the Supreme Court found a part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. The case, United States v. Windsor , 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013), actually involves estate taxes, but has direct ramifications on same-sex marriages and permanent...
2 Sep 2013
Labor Department Guidance and a Patchwork of State Laws Expected in Wake of SCOTUS DOMA Ruling
Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s “one man/one woman” definition of marriage, many have been waiting for guidance from government relating to everything from employment and military benefits to immigration regulations. The definition is for states...
2 Sep 2013
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