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Jun

16

2022

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5 Estate Planning Basics for Same-Sex Couples & LGBTQ Individuals

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Estate planning is even more important for LGBTQ individuals. In reflection of Pride Week, let’s discuss the necessity of estate planning for LGBTQ individuals and couples.

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Jul

22

2016

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Get Ready for EEOC Activity on Sexual Orientation and Transgender Sexual Discrimination Charges

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has begun pursuing in earnest charges and lawsuits based on sex discrimination under Title VII for sexual orientation and transgender discrimination.

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Oct

25

2013

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Supervisor Illegally Harasses Iron Worker Based on Gender Stereotypes

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which governs courts in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, joined many other federal courts recently in holding discrimination or harassment can be based on whether an employee conforms to a gender or sex stereotype.

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Sep

6

2013

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Are Same-Sex Marriages Treated Equally for Federal Tax Purposes?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Employers must treat same-sex marriages like other marriages for Federal Tax purposes.

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Jul

26

2013

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New Requirements and Considerations in Applying FMLA to Same Sex Couples

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The U. S. Supreme Court ruled recently that the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which denied recognition of marital status to couples of the same sex under federal law was unconstitutional.

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