The Supreme Court Speaks on Same-Sex Marriage: What the Decisions Mean for Employee Benefits and Family Law Counsel
Program Number: 2322
Presenter: Todd A. Solomon, Esq.
In June the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") and California Proposition 8. The Court's rulings will have dramatic implications for employee benefit plans covering domestic partners and the taxation of domestic partner benefits. Join Todd Solomon, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and a frequent speaker and writer on employee benefits issues resulting from domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages, as he discusses the Court's rulings, the future of DOMA and Proposition 8, and the implications for benefit plan sponsors. Topics include:
• The taxation of domestic partner benefits (Federal and state) after the Court's rulings.
• The status of same-sex marriages, civil unions, and domestic partnerships.
• Can same-sex couples marry in California?
• What policies and procedures should employers and their counsel be updating in light of the Court's rulings?