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Category Archives: Constitutional Law

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Wisconsin’s Same-Sex Marriage Case: How Does This Affect the Administration of an Employer’s Employee Benefits?

On Monday, October 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Wolfe v. Walker. As employers will recall, in June 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Crabb found that Wisconsin’s 2006 constitutional amendment barring recognition of same-sex marriages violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. In September 2014, the Seventh Circuit affirmed that decision. …

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Oregon’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

  Oregon’s prohibition on same-sex marriage conflicts with the United States Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection, newly appointed U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane has held in a case filed on behalf of four couples in Multnomah County. Geiger v. Kitzhaber, No. 6:13-cv-01834-MC (May 19, 2014). Judge McShane explained the measure discriminates against same-sex couples. …

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