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IRS Grants Same-Sex Married Couples Partial Gift and Estate Tax Relief
  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2017

Earlier this year, the IRS issued Notice 2017-15 giving same-sex married couples some retroactive relief from the application of the gift, estate and


Civil Partnerships For Heterosexual Couples? Wait And See
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2017

London based couple, Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld, have been cohabiting for seven years. Rather than entering into a marriage, they decided


The legal trouble with 'conscientious objection' to marriage equality
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 14 2016

That grating sound isn't anyone mourning the death of the marriage equality plebiscite. It's the grinding of gears as the opposing forces shift their


New Jersey Residents Sue Department of Banking and Insurance over New Jersey Infertility Mandate
  • Bowditch & Dewey
  • USA
  • August 19 2016

Many states require an insurance company to pay for medically necessary infertility treatments, but New Jersey has a catch. The New Jersey


Seventh Circuit Panel Finds That Title VII Does Not Cover Sexual Orientation Bias
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

Bound by precedent, on July 28, 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that sexual orientation discrimination is not


Employment Law Commentary, July 2016
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2016

The year 2015 was a breakthrough year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Just over a year ago, in Obergefell v


Paternity Leave Bill passed by the Dáil
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • July 15 2016

Employment Law The Dáil has passed the Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill. The Report and Final Stage amendments will result in the effective date for


Mississippi Judge Invalidates A Portion Of The “Religious Freedom” Law
  • Bowditch & Dewey
  • USA
  • July 6 2016

On July 1, Mississippi’s “Religious Freedom” law was supposed to go into effect. Signed by the governor back in April, HB 1523 appears to allow


Marriage equality in Europe
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • Austria, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Italy, Jersey, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland
  • April 28 2016

As of December 2015, thirteen out of the nineteen countries that have now legalised same-sex marriage across the globe are in Europe. In fact, almost


Puerto Rico’s Law Against Same-Sex Marriage Declared Unconstitutional
  • Bowditch & Dewey
  • Puerto Rico, USA
  • April 12 2016

In a declaratory judgment entered yesterday, the U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico ordered that the Commonwealth must recognize validly married