Now What? Employer Benefits Obligations Post-DOMA

While the court held that Section 3 of DOMA (which defines ‘marriage’ and ‘spouse’ as excluding same-sex partners) is unconstitutional on equal-protection grounds, the decision does not force same-sex marriage on the states, which appear to continue to be free to define marriage as they wish and not recognize same-sex marriage.”

So what does this mean for employers?

Follow the link for a detailed consideration of the employer’s legal obligations under this legislation.