Obergefell: The Final Word (But Not Really) on Same-Sex Marriage

Obergefell: The Final Word (But Not Really) on Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling has repercussions involving property transfers and devises

On June 26, 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided Obergefell et al. v. Hodges et al.,1 many practitioners believed that, together with United States v. Windsor,2 all debates on same-sex marriage had finally ended. To a large degree, at least as to the legality issue, that’s true. However, unbeknownst to many practitioners, beneath the decision lurks a series of thought-provoking repercussions involving property transfers and devises.3<

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