U.S. Dept. of Labor Provides Guidance to Employee Benefit Plans On Definition of “Spouse” and “Marriage” Under ERISA and Recent Supreme Court Decision

Recently, in United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. This ruling impacts the definition and application of the terms “spouse” and “marriage” in federal statutes, and has implications on federal benefits and obligations. Under Section 3 of…

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