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In addition to not having access to COBRA benefits, same-sex couples in domestic partnerships are also subject to different tax consequences than their married counterparts.Read More
The ruling’s impact may be greatest for smaller businesses that don’t have comprehensive coverage packages for LGBT workers.Read More
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. Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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. Read More
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.Read More