Earlier this month – in a truly historic decision – the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) struck down state laws that prohibited marriage between gay and lesbian Americans. Regardless of whether you agree with this decision or not, it is the law of the land unless otherwise reversed. Therefore, as businesses operating under this new law, it’s incumbent upon you, as the business owner or decision maker, to make sure that your business operations and policies are in line with this new decision.
Attorney Simmons says:
“In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, this is a great time for attorneys looking to expand their practice, especially, in the areas of family law and employment law. In the employment sector, title VII’s definition of same sex discrimination will probably expand as a result of the court’s landmark decision. What may be tricky to the Courts and attorneys alike is the application of the laws already in place as it relates to same-sex married couples. Moreover, I see this as a time where the outcome of these types of cases will determine what the “new norm” is in US society. Same-sex vs. religious belief arguments may be a new hot issue before Courts nationwide. To service an expanding client group, I recommend that all litigators, employment, and business lawyers increase their knowledge of the law and its application.”
For the full article, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/thoughts-from-attorneys-scotus-gay-marriage-decision?trk=pulse_spock-articles