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K&L Gates LLP | USA | 21 Dec 2022

Respect for Marriage Act Reaffirms Protections for Same-Sex and Interracial Marriages

A recently enacted federal law serves as a reminder to employers to ensure their workplace policies and procedures, including those relating to…
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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | USA | 15 Dec 2022

Love and Marriage: How the Respect for Marriage Act Affects Employers (or Does It?)

On December 13, President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act, which passed the Senate and House with bipartisan support. Many see the bill as…
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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 5 Apr 2021

A Seven-Year Journey from Asylum to U.S. Citizenship: Reflections on LGBTQ Immigrant Justice

In 2014, I had the privilege of representing two extraordinary Young asylum seekers who had fled from Macedonia, where, because they are a gay couple…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Dentons Bingham Greenebaum 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…
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BakerHostetler | 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…
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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…
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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…
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