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After DOMA ruling, legal quagmire for same-sex couples (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year striking down part of a statute barring the recognition of same-sex marriage under federal law has created confusion on the ground as same-sex couples begin applying for benefits they still may not be qualified to receive.

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Same-sex ruling has employers tweaking benefits

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage has private employers around the country scrambling to make sure their employee benefit plans comply with the law. The impact of the decision striking down part of the federal Defense ...

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Court strikes down DOMA, nixes Prop 8 appeal (access required)

In a ruling that will have an immediate effect on more than 1,000 federal laws and programs, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, holding that the law prohibiting recognition of state-sanctioned same-sex marriages for federal purposes unconstitutionally violates equal protection principles.

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New Year brings same-sex civil unions in Delaware

DOVER, Del. — The dawning of the new year in Delaware brings with it a new law allowing same-sex couples to enter into legally recognized civil unions. The new law takes effect at 10 a.m. Sunday. That means most same-sex ...

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