What Does Same-Sex Marriage Mean For Employers?

Law360, New York (August 17, 2009, 4:31 PM EDT) -- Six states have legalized same-sex marriages: Massachusetts (2004); Connecticut (2008); Iowa (2009); Vermont (2009); Maine (2009); and New Hampshire (2009). Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa already authorize same-sex marriages.

The other states have enacted laws that will take effect within the next six months: the Vermont law will take effect Sept. 1, 2009; the Maine law will take effect 90 days after the close of the legislative session, or approximately Sept. 12, 2009; and the New Hampshire law will take effect Jan. 1, 2010.

These state laws...
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