LGBT Issues Beyond Obergefell

Abby R. Rubenfeld, Elizabeth A. Johnson, Scott N. Friedman, Cynthia L. Barrett, Patricia A. Cain, Joan M. Burda

The Supreme Court decided in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015), that there is a constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. But did this decision settle any and all issues applicable to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community? Unfortunately, numerous legal questions regarding the lives of LGBT persons remain unanswered by Obergefell. Elsewhere in this issue of GPSolo, we address ongoing concerns such as the rights of transgender individuals and the necessity of combating the bullying of LGBT youth, as well as so-called religious exemptions from enforcing the civil rights of LGBT individuals. In the multipart article that follows, GPSolo has turned to six leading authorities in the field to walk you through an additional set of issues that remain in the wake of Obergefell, ranging from matters of family formation, to family law issues of custody and support, to descent and medical issues, to questions of tax law, and finally to other estate planning questions that LGBT clients must address.

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