By: Scott Rabe, Sam Schwartz-Fenwick, Marlin Duro

Seyfarth Synopsis:  In a largely symbolic ruling, in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of a cake shop owner who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple based on his religious beliefs.  By limiting its holding to the
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By: Kevin A. Fritz

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) allows employees to take leave from work to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Last week, the Department of Labor proposed to amend Regulations that implement the FMLA—which would allow an employee to take FMLA leave to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether
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