• What the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Means to Employers
  • July 1, 2015 | Author: M. Clark Spoden
  • Law Firm: Burr & Forman LLP - Nashville Office
  • The Supreme Court ruled today that state laws banning same sex marriage are unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.¬†While this holding does not directly implicate employers or their policies, the ruling clearly means that persons legally married in any state, regardless of their gender, are entitled to the benefits of marriage in any other state in the union and that a state can no longer refuse to issue marriage licenses to persons based on their gender.