Supreme Court Oral Arguments on DOMA, Proposition 8: Potential Employee Benefit Plan Implications

By on June 4, 2013

by Joseph S. Adams, Todd A. Solomon and Brian J. Tiemann

On March 26 and 27, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in cases challenging the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.  A Supreme Court ruling in either case may have significant implications for employee benefit plans given the many federally mandated spousal benefits that currently do not extend to same-sex spouses in light of DOMA.

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