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Posts tagged "DOMA"

FMLA and DOMA: What Same Sex Married Couples Need to Know

Another victory for same sex married couples, but first a little history.  In 2013, the Supreme Court, in U.S. v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013) struck down section three of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional as it limited marriage and spouse to the legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, or rather, only opposite-sex couples. This decision had a major impact on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows eligible employees to take unpaid, job protected leave for certain specified family and medical reasons.

Pennsylvania and DOMA: Same-Sex Marriage Legal Pros and Cons

Since May 2014 when DOMA was struck down in Pennsylvania, same-sex couples have been celebrating. Lines formed outside the marriage license department and numerous couples were finally able to make their vows official and legal. However, did some run to the altar too fast? Are the same-sex couples who are not racing to the altar getting penalized?