As of last night, Illinois became the 15th state to approve gay marriage. Employers need to make sure that benefits provided to married couples are correctly being applied to same-sex spouses, who are now entitled to them under Illinois law as well as the law in 14 other states. Don’t forget that your employee leave policy has to keep up with changes in marriage laws, too.
If you’re finding it tricky to keep track of which states have same-sex marriage laws on the books, and want to see the details behind each state’s law (civil unions? Marriages? Both?), here’s a map.