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Federal Estate Tax Equality for Same-Sex Couples
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

As a result of this groundbreaking case, couples living in states that license or respect same-sex marriages are now entitled to equal treatment for federal estate-tax purposes. On June 6, 2012, in Windsor v. United States , U.S. District Judge Barbara... Read More

Texas Federal Court Is Latest To Strike Down State Prohibitions On Same-Sex Marriage
Posted on 28 Feb 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia of the Western District of Texas struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage. This ruling was the latest in a series of federal rulings handed down in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision... Read More

Feds Appeal Mass. Rulings Against U.S. Marriage Law
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday defended the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman by appealing two rulings in Massachusetts by a judge who called the law unconstitutional for denying federal benefits to gay... Read More

DOJ Reviews Massachusetts Ruling On Federal Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) A judge's rulings in Massachusetts that the federal law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional could have implications far beyond the state if they're upheld by a higher court after an appeal by the Obama administration, legal... Read More

9th Circuit Orders Government To State Position On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Posted on 14 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) A federal appeals court that has called for the immediate halt of the military's ban on openly gay troops issued an order Monday requiring the U.S. government to state whether it will continue to defend the constitutionality of the... Read More