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Estate Planning

Court declines to rule on constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans

The Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah and Oklahoma regarding the legality of same-sex marriages effectively paving the way for same-sex marriage recognition in those states as well as Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, which were also affected by the lower court rulings.

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Retirement Plans

Windsor, DOMA and Qualified Retirement Plans

As we previously reported, on June 26, 2013, in the case of U.S. v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – which defined “marriage” as “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife” and “spouse” as only “a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife” – was unconstitutional under the Fifth Amendment.

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Employment Law

From FMLA to FSAs: Employee Health Issues Post-DOMA

As we previously reported, on June 26, 2013, in the case of U.S. v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – which defined “marriage” as “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife” and “spouse” as only “a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife” – was unconstitutional under the Fifth Amendment.

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