The nation’s patchwork geography of same-sex marriage laws was not much of an issue when just a few states allowed it. But now nine states and the District of Columbia allow such unions, with Maine, Maryland and Washington voting to join the list last fall. And the Supreme Court could decide this summer whether equal marriage protections are a right under the Constitution.
For couples who end up needing legal help for estate planning or dissolving their relationships, be sure to hire professionals who have expertise and are aware of the pitfalls in this mish mash of legal rights.
Excerpted from The New York Times. Read the full article here.