IRS Gives Formal Recognition to Same-Sex Marriages

In the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has now formally recognized same-sex marriages that are legally performed in all American states, territories, and possessions. The guidelines, issued September 1st, also redefine the meaning of “spouse” in the eyes of the IRS for federal tax purposes. Going […]

Tips for Preventing Gender Identity Discrimination in the Workplace

States around the country have introduced laws addressing the issue of gender identity and access to public bathrooms, highlighting the discrimination to which transgender and gender-non-conforming individuals are subjected in the United States. Such biases occur on the job, too, and employers must be aware of their responsibilities to ensure a safe, non-discriminatory workplace for […]

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Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide

It is a joyous day at the Shelton & Deon Law Group! In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that it is legal for all Americans, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, to marry the people they love. The decision is a historic victory for gay rights activists who have fought […]