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Same-Sex Marriage and Some "Unanticipated Consequences"

The legalization of same-sex marriage throughout the country may affect certain rights and benefits that unmarried same-sex couples have gained over the last few years in the workplace. Will your employer still offer the same domestic partner benefits to you as an unmarried same-sex couple now that same-sex marriage is legal? Will doing so create issues for employers who don't offer the same benefits to unmarried couples of the opposite sex?

An interesting discussion is contained within the Illinois Bar Journal regarding these unintended consequences of the legalization of same-sex marriage on domestic partner benefits and how certain employers may rethink their benefits.

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