The case of  Cozen O’Connor v. Tobits was on administrative hold by U.S. District Judge C. Darnell Jones II pending the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act. The Cozen O’Connor case involves the distribution of retirement benefits from a deceased attorney’s profit-sharing plan to her spouse, Jennifer Tobits. The case

June 27, 2013.  Yesterday was a landmark day in America.  The United States Supreme Court ruled that a statute passed by a large majority of both houses of Congress (by 5:1 margins) and approved as law by President Clinton on subjects related directly to the operation of the national government was unconstitutional because it encroached

Earlier this month Delaware became the eleventh state to legalize same sex marriage when they passed Marriage Equity Act in the state Senate.  Passage was fairly close with 12 voting for the Act and 9 voting against it in the Senate, while the House had earlier passed it 23 in favor to 18 against.  Leslie

The Defense of Marriage Act continues to be found unconstitutional in various jurisdictions across the country. Most recently, the Southern District of New York held it to be unconstitutional for discriminating against married same-sex couples. In Windsor v. USA, the issue was the assessment of $363,000.00 in estate taxes to Ms. Windsor from the estate