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Same-Sex Marriage: A Legal Background After United States v. Windsor

Description: This report discusses the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, which is generating increasing debate on both the federal and state levels as many states have statutes and/or constitutional amendments limiting marriage to the union of one man and one woman.
Date: September 11, 2014
Creator: Smith, Alison M.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Employee Benefits and Same-Sex Partnerships

Description: This report examines the current policies on the application of benefits to same-sex partners, analyzes the bills currently pending in the 111th Congress, and reviews the policy debate on extending benefits to same-sex partners. This report is about federal benefits for same-sex partners and not about same-sex relationships in general.
Date: January 21, 2010
Creator: Ginsberg, Wendy R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Same-Sex Marriage: A Legal Overview

Description: This report provides background on, and analysis of, significant legal issues surrounding the same-sex marriage debate. It begins by providing background on the constitutional principles that are often invoked in attempting to invalidate same-sex marriage bans--namely, equal protection and due process guarantees. Then, it discusses key cases that led to the existing circuit split on the constitutionality of state same-sex marriage bans. Finally, this report explains the central issues in the circuit split and analyzes how the Supreme Court might resolve them on appeal.
Date: January 30, 2015
Creator: Perry, Rodney M.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Social Security and Same-Sex Marriage: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report addresses a number of frequently asked questions regarding the eligibility of same-sex couples for Social Security benefits and the interpretation of state marriage laws. These questions include those relating to general eligibility and the application process for same-sex couples and those in other types of legal relationships.
Date: March 20, 2015
Creator: Lanza, Emily M.; Nuschler, Dawn & Morton, William R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Employee Benefits and Same-Sex Partnerships

Description: This report examines the current policies on the application of benefits to same-sex partners and reviews the policy debate on extending benefits to same-sex partners. This report is about federal benefits for same-sex partners and not about same-sex relationships in general.
Date: March 3, 2011
Creator: Ginsberg, Wendy R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Potential Federal Tax Implications of United States v. Windsor (Striking Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)): Selected Issues

Description: This report will provide an overview of the potential federal tax implications for same-sex married couples of the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling in United States v. Windsor, with a focus on the federal income tax. Estate tax issues are also discussed. Importantly, this report focuses on changes in the interpretation and administration of federal tax law that may result from the SCOTUS decision.
Date: July 18, 2013
Creator: Crandall-Hollick, Margot L.; Sherlock, Molly F. & Pettit, Carol A.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage: Implications for Religious Objections

Description: The U.S. Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in Obergefell v. Hodges recognized federal constitutional protection for same-sex marriage. This report will analyze a range of legal issues for which Obergefell has implications.
Date: October 23, 2015
Creator: Brown, Cynthia & Lunder, Erika K.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department