Same-sex marriage and defined benefit plans

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By Emily Stadheim | 11 May 2015
The repeal of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June 2013 prohibits federal law from discriminating against marriage when it is legal under state law. But additional guidance is coming from the IRS and the Department of Labor regarding the effective date of the changes. How does the repeal of Section 3 affect the retirement plans we administer and what are the steps to take to ensure compliance?