Gay Marriage Ruling To Boost LGBT Worker Protection Efforts

By Ben James (June 26, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark declaration that the U.S. Constitution requires all 50 states to allow same-sex marriages will not only provide welcome uniformity for nationwide employers but also add momentum to efforts to expand anti-discrimination protections for LGBT workers, lawyers say.

The 5-4 decision that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage under the 14th Amendment will make administering benefits simpler for large employers, many of which signed on to a Supreme Court amicus brief assailing a "patchwork" of inconsistent state laws they said hurt their ability to attract and retain talent. 

"It is definitely a welcome development for the...

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