Our Firm releases E-Newsletters on an intermittent basis, usually a few issues a year. Most issues include upcoming events, changes in the law, Firm updates, and other items of interest to our clients. Read some of our past issues below.


Vol. 5 No. 2 (March 2014)
In February 2014, a federal judge declared that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Read more about this monumental decision in this issue, along with other updates to local and federal law in this issue. Read Vol. 5 No. 2

Vol. 5 No. 1 (January 2014)
Since the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), litigation has erupted in states all over the country. In addition, federal agencies are steadily releasing new information on how the repeal of DOMA is affecting their determination of marital benefits. Read more about these issues and local and federal updates in this issue. Read Vol. 5 No. 1

Vol. 4 No. 2 (July 2013)
Here’s our analysis of the Supreme Court decisions of Prop 8 and DOMA. Read Vol. 4 No. 2

Vol. 4 No. 1 (February 2013)
Maryland passes marriage equality! Read more about this historic victory and local and federal updates in this issue. Read Vol. 4 No. 1

Vol. 3 No. 2 (May 2012)
Here is the link to the decision on the Port v. Cowan case, where our Firm won a case that requires Maryland to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. Read Vol. 3 No. 2

Vol. 3 No. 1 (May 2012)
We won Port v. Cowan! The decision was made at the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland’s highest court, in May of 2012. Port requires that Maryland recognize marriages between same-sex couples that were entered into validly in another jurisdiction. Read Vol. 3. No. 1

Vol. 2 No. 1 (September 2011)
Here is an update on even more changes in the law affecting same-sex couples locally. Read Vol. 2 No. 1

Vol. 1 No. 2 (November 2009)
The past few months have seen very significant changes in laws affecting same-sex couples in the Washington metropolitan area. These changes have implications for you, your family, and your friends. This second issue of the E-Newsletter lists a summary of those changes. Read Vol. 1 No. 2