Expert Insight From Nicole Pearl: Unknotting Windsor And the State of Same-Sex Marriages Under Hollingsworth

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After months of debate and weeks of waiting, the Supreme Court released its rulings in United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry, striking down a key provision in the Defense of Marriage Act and, in Hollingsworth, finding that the opponents of same-sex marriage lacked standing to appeal. On the day of the decisions, Bloomberg BNA interviewed Nicole Pearl, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP who has extensive experience in tax planning for gay, lesbian, and unmarried couples, asking her about the impact of these decisions on the calculation of tax, amended returns, and state tax policies.