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Overturn of DOMA Opens Policy Options for Employers

August 8, 2013
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The ruling’s impact may be greatest for smaller businesses that don’t have comprehensive coverage packages for LGBT workers.
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Businesses Tout Marriage Equality Bill for Workers

February 27, 2013
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The coalition's formation comes at a time when the Obama administration is taking steps to ease federal benefit rules for same-sex domestic partners and spouses.
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Possible Civil Rights Reform Under Obama Could Benefit Businesses

January 24, 2013
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Human resources departments nationwide could be rewriting policies and drafting new procedures over the next four years if the president and his administration are able to accomplish the goals expressed in his second inaugural address.
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Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits Would Cost Government $144M Over 10 Years

November 29, 2012
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If the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act were enacted, it would override DOMA's provisions regarding federal employees, but not its overarching definition of marriage for tax and Social Security purposes.
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Same-Sex Partner Seeks Workers' Comp Survivor Benefits

September 26, 2012
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In October 2011, Fadely was shot and killed by a former hotel employee who had been fired by Fadely nine days earlier, court records show.
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Gay-Rights Advocates Urge Employers Not to Be in a Hurry to Drop Domestic-Partner Benefits

September 24, 2012
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Although same-sex marriage is legal in some states, 'It's not as straightforward as one might think,' says Deena Fidas of the Human Rights Campaign. Opposite-sex and same-sex marriage are still not an 'apples-to-apples comparison,' she says.
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Arizona Officials Look to Repeal Domestic Partnership Benefits

July 11, 2012
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The law in question, enacted in August 2009, sought to eliminate health care, dental, life, disability and retirement benefits for couples in domestic partnerships, including same-sex couples, by actively applying the state's definition of marriage—which it treats as a union only between a man and woman.
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Defense of Marriage Act Struck Down By U.S. Appeals Court

June 1, 2012
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Seven married same-sex couples and three widowers of gay spouses filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Boston in 2009 seeking to block federal employers from enforcing the DOMA restrictions.
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LGBT Adults Better Prepared for Retirement, Survey Finds

May 30, 2012
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The median amount that LGBT survey participants have saved is $150,000, 17 percent, of the $900,000 they expect to need. The average American has saved about 13 percent of the anticipated needed amount, according to the Wells Fargo study.
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