Obama Administration Proposes Rule to Make Same-Sex Spouses Eligible for the Family and Medical Leave Act

President Obama recently instructed the Department of Labor to draft new rules under which members of same-sex couples who are legally married would be eligible for unpaid time off to care for their spouse, just as members of heterosexual married couples are entitled to. The announcement represents continued progress in determining the ramifications of last […]

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Federal Agencies Issue Rulings Regarding Treatment of Same-Sex Marriages

Over the course of the past month two regulatory rulings have been issued which provide greater clarity regarding the federal treatment of legally married same-sex couples in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this summer. First, on August 29th the IRS ruled that all […]

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