On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Constitution requires all 50 states and the District of Columbia to license same-sex marriages and to recognize such marriages that are lawfully licensed and performed out of state.
Effective January 1, 2016, California's Fair Employment and Housing Act will prohibit retaliation against a person for requesting a reasonable accommodation for his or her disability or religious beliefs.
The US Supreme Court's legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide allows all legally married same-sex couples - regardless of where they live or got married - to be eligible for spousal leave and other benefits available to heterosexual spouses.
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