Other than reconciling it to your religious, political and/or social views, I never considered that the legal definition of marriage would make much of a difference in your professional life in benefits.

Far from the first time, I’m wrong again.

Rather, the federal definition of marriage — as laid out in the Defense of Marriage Act — and the consequences of the law being challenged in court, potentially can affect how you do your job.

In a new segment on BenefitsTV, Paul Hamburger, head of the Washington, D.C., employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA litigation practice center at Proskauer law firm, explains the implications of the Obama administration’s decision to not legally defend DOMA in court.

Click here to see the video, then share your thoughts in the comments about how the administration’s legal stance on DOMA affects (if at all) your company’s benefits offerings for domestic partners.

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