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Federal Government Refuses to Defend Defense of Marriage Act -- So Now What

Posted March 16, 2011 | 20:49:01 (EST)

On February 23, 2011, United States Attorney General Eric Holder issued a press release indicating that the federal government will no longer defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). Section 3 of DOMA provides that for all purposes under federal law, the word...

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Results of HRC's 2011 Corporate Equality Index Show Employers' Strong Commitment to Workplace Equality for LGBT Employees

Posted November 18, 2010 | 16:40:38 (EST)

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation ("HRC") recently released the results of its 2011 Corporate Equality Index. The Index is the HRC's nationally-recognized ranking of large employers throughout the United States on workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ("LGBT") individuals. Employers listed in Fortune magazine's 1,000 largest publicly-traded businesses,...

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Will More Corporations Adopt the Practice of Tax Gross-Ups for Domestic Partner Benefits?

Posted July 19, 2010 | 18:17:18 (EST)

In the wake of the news that Google has decided to offer a tax gross-up for its employees who are covering same-sex partners under Google's health plan, one wonders whether this will create a trend that will spread to other major corporations in the United States.

By way of...

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While States Wrestle With Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships, Corporations Continue to "Get it"

Posted June 30, 2010 | 12:18:42 (EST)

When I first started working with corporations to implement benefit programs for domestic partners of their employees, a relatively small group of employers were progressive enough to offer such benefits. For example, in 1999, less than 50 of the Fortune 500 companies offered these benefits. However, in the last ten...

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