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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 22 Apr 2017

Same sex common law marriage established by Superior Court

Since the striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act by the United States Supreme Court, many state courts have been trying to fill in the legal


Stark & Stark | USA | 14 Apr 2017

Sex Discrimination Includes Sexual Orientation Says the 7th Circuit

“We must consider what this country has become in deciding what a statute has reserved.” So wrote Judge Richard Posner, Circuit Judge of the 7th


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 7 Apr 2017

U.S. Appellate Court Declares That Title VII Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation

On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the first federal appellate court to hold that discrimination on


Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP | USA | 15 Mar 2017

IRS Grants Same-Sex Married Couples Partial Gift and Estate Tax Relief

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


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 20 Jan 2017

Same-Sex Spouses Authorized to Recalculate Transfer Tax Treatment of Prior Gifts and Bequests

The IRS recently issued Notice 2017-15 to provide same-sex spouses relief to recalculate the federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 28 Dec 2016

Superior Court: Civil unions can be dissolved in family courts

In what some may construe as an effort by the Pennsylvania Superior Court to salvage something positive out of 2016, an Opinion was issued today which


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 25 Aug 2016

Seventh Circuit Invites Supreme Court to Make Sexual Orientation Discrimination Actionable Under Title VII

Bound by its own precedent, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals again held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not redress sexual


Fisher Phillips | USA | 2 Aug 2016

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Not Covered Under Title VII, Court Says

A federal court of appeals recently announced that it had no choice but to deny an LGBT plaintiff's request to proceed with a sexual orientation


Bowditch & Dewey | USA | 26 Jun 2016

The State Of LGBTQ Rights: A Year In Review Since Obergefell v. Hodges

June 26 is a particularly important date for the LGBTQ community. June 26, 2003 is the day that Lawrence v. Texas was decided, which struck down the


Dechert LLP | USA | 26 May 2016

Fighting for the Recognition of Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision, same-sex

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