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Sex Discrimination Includes Sexual Orientation Says the 7th Circuit
  • Stark & Stark
  • USA
  • April 14 2017

“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

U.S. Appellate Court Declares That Title VII Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

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

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

Same-Sex Spouses Authorized to Recalculate Transfer Tax Treatment of Prior Gifts and Bequests
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2017

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

Seventh Circuit Invites Supreme Court to Make Sexual Orientation Discrimination Actionable Under Title VII
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 25 2016

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

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Not Covered Under Title VII, Court Says
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

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

The State Of LGBTQ Rights: A Year In Review Since Obergefell v. Hodges
  • Bowditch & Dewey
  • USA
  • June 26 2016

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

Fighting for the Recognition of Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2016

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

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

The Retro-Effect: Outstanding Issues in Qualified Plan Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage as Highlighted by Schuett v. FedEx
  • Trucker Huss APC
  • USA
  • February 3 2016

On January 4, 2016, an order issued by U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton in Schuett v. FedEx Corp., (No. 15-CV-0189-PJH, 2016 WL 104267 (N.D