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“ATTORNEYS RALLY AROUND HIGH COURT’S GAY MARRIAGE DECISION,” LAW360

Date: June 26, 2015

Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle partner Cynthia Wright was quoted by Bloomberg’s Law360 on June 26, in an article about the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

The article noted, “From Big Law to boutiques, lawyers were united in their praise for the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 5-4 decision Friday in favor of same-sex marriage, with many calling it a victory for humanity. They applauded the court for making the union ‘a little more perfect’ while reflecting on what a long struggle it has been for gay couples nationwide to gain full acceptance in the eyes of the law.”

“This is a day that means so much to so many,” Wright said. “From today forward, finally, everyone may enjoy the freedoms that marriage equality affords and rightfully so, the near term will be a time of celebration. Legal issues affecting couples and families will arise and need to be addressed in light of this landmark decision. And, there will be many other issues to consider in courts, broader government and in the business community such as employee benefits, expiration of domestic partner regulations and policies, and, inevitably, divorce and custody matters. But no matter the administrative challenges of implementing this decision, the deeper significance of equality is good for all.” The full article is available to subscribers