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The Kentucky Clerk in Your Workplace

The Kentucky Clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is going to jail.  She has tried to justify her refusal to perform her job on the ground that to do so would violate her religious beliefs as protected by the Constitution.

Good thing employers do not have to deal with this kind of issue.  Or do we?

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Same Sex Spousal Benefits

You have an employee who work in Texas, one of the 32 states that does not recognize same sex marriage. The employee  resides in New Mexico, one of 18 states that recognizes same sex marriage. The employee was married to a person of the same sex in California.

For purposes of determining the employee’s spouse’s eligibility for benefits, do we look at: Continue reading Same Sex Spousal Benefits