Obama’s last grasp. These Alice in Wonderland SCOTUS decisions are a threat to free society and will not stand, and my colleagues should be warning their clients of this likelihood. Meanwhile, the other branches of government are free to ignore them.
On Jan. 17, 2017, nearly 3 ½ years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor1 was released (which declared Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), limiting the recognition of marriage to one man and one woman, to be unconstitutional), the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2017-15 to provide further post-Windsor guidance to same-sex married couples.
Source: IRS Provides Further Retroactive Guidance for Same-Sex Spouses