• Top 10 Considerations for Employee Benefit Plans After Windsor
  • July 4, 2013
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor struck down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional, and held that the federal government must recognize and accept same-sex marriages recognized under state law. As a result of the Windsor decision, the definition of “spouse” under any federal law governing employee benefits must now be interpreted to include same-sex spouses recognized under state marriage laws.