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National Guards Defy Pentagon Directive on Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
Posted on 9 Sep 2013 by State Net

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... Read More

FMLA Now Covers Same-Sex Spouses (Sort Of)
Posted on 3 Sep 2013 by Jon Hyman

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... Read More

DOL Guidance Clarifies FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Couples
Posted on 19 Aug 2013 by Barran Liebman LLP

It has been nearly two months since the U.S. Supreme Court nullified Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). Yet, the Administration has been largely silent on its interpretation of how the Supreme Court's decision affects the... Read More

U.S. Treasury Department Rules on Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage
Posted on 30 Aug 2013 by Ballard Spahr LLP

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... Read More

Employment and Labor Roundup: Defense of Marriage Act decision, drugs, NLRB update, and more!
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 by Robin Shea

Giddyap! It's been a short week, but we have tons to talk about in the labor and employment law world! Thinking out loud about the impact of yesterday's DOMA decision on the Family and Medical Leave Act. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First... Read More