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Heinle and La Vita on Gill v. Office of Personnel Management: the downfall of DOMA?

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, may have on the future of the Defense of Marriage...

High Court: Ban On Benefits For Same-Sex Married Couples Unconstitutional

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 and wife for purposes of all federal statutes...

Supremes' DOMA Decision May Simplify Some Spousal FMLA Administration

Last week's Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor , [ bulletin on the Windsor decision and its effects on all types of benefits programs by Brian Magargle in our firm's Columbia, SC, office] [ an enhanced version of the opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ] striking down...