January 28, 2015
On Jan. 12, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota ruled that South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional and blocked the state from enforcing the ban. However, the court stayed its ruling pending final disposition of any appeal. (Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard, S.D., No. 4:14-cv-04081, 1/12/15) As a reminder, the federal government recognizes same-sex marriages in states that permit such marriages. As a result of the stay, same-sex marriage remains on hold in South Dakota. NFP Benefits Compliance will continue to monitor the issue and report on any additional guidance in future editions of Compliance Corner.
Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard »