The United States Supreme Court recently issued its decisions in United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry, striking down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act that prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriages and rejecting the ballot proponents’ defense of California’s Proposition 8, respectively.
Weintraub Tobin attorneys Kay Brooks discussed the holdings in both of these cases at South Placer Estate Planning Council’s monthly meeting on August 20 at La Provence Restaurant. The attorneys noted what will and will not change for estate planners going forward. In addition, they offered suggestions for planning for same-sex couples and clients with gay or lesbian children, and presented a number issues that will still arise in the future, despite these recent cases.
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