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Implications of U.S. Supreme Court’s Announcement of Constitutional Protections for Same Sex Marriage – Part One

By now, most Americans have heard that the U.S. Supreme Court has announced constitutional protections for same sex marriage.  This means that same sex marriage is legal and protected in all fifty states, on an equal footing with marriages between men and women.  But, the resolution of the same sex marriage issue raises a host of new issues.  This article addresses just a handful of those issues.  This Part One deals with issues outside of employment law.  Part Two  addresses issues arising under employment law.

The analysis set forth in this article is provided for general understanding only and should not be considered legal advice.  Counsel should be consulted regarding any specific legal issues.