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High Court: Ban On Benefits For Same-Sex Married Couples Unconstitutional
Posted on 26 Jun 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a 5-to-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 struck down as unconstitutional Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman as husband... Read More

Heinle and La Vita on Gill v. Office of Personnel Management: the downfall of DOMA?
Posted on 3 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By Teresa M. Harkins La Vita This Emerging Issues Analysis analyzes the District Court's ruling in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management . The author addresses the impact that this decision, out of the United States District Court in Massachusetts... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Governors Brace For Marriage Fight To Return To States
Posted on 3 Jul 2013 by State Net

Governors reacted somewhat predictably to the Supreme Court's historic decisions supporting same-sex marriage last Wednesday, with Democrats hailing the rulings and Republicans bemoaning them. But there is one thing both sides can agree on: the battle... Read More

Teresa M. Harkins La Vita on The American Bar Association's Resolution 111: On the Road to Marriage Equality in America
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By Teresa M. Harkins La Vita This Emerging Issues Analysis addresses the American Bar Association's Resolution 111, which urges state, territorial, and tribal governments to eliminate all of their legal barriers to civil marriage between two persons... Read More