Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Supreme Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional

On June 26th, 2013, the United States Supreme Court struck down the federal law that defined "marriage" as a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and "spouse" as a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. These definitions, which were outlined in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), limited the rights, benefits and responsibilities deliberated by over 1,000 other federal laws to married couples in heterosexual unions.

On July 9th, 2013, Benefit Advisors Network produced a legal client alert in conjunction with Proskauer Rose law firm to help outline the name implications for employers. The legal alert provides a background of the Windsor Suit, the FMLA, the Supreme Court's Windsor Decision and Analysis, as well as the Implications for the FMLA.

Click here to read the full legal alert from Benefit Advisors Network.

Senn Dunn has been a BAN partner since 2012.

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