Editorial: More fallout from SCOTUS case

What are some of the problems that will follow the wrong-headed decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize homosexual marriage in all 50 states?

Here is some of the fallout from the 5-4 SCOTUS vote on June 6 in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges:

Employers will have to adjust their policies on medical leave, health insurance coverage, tax treatment, and other company policies that will need to be opened to cover workers not previously covered who marry someone of their own sex.

Employers under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will have to let an employee take protected leave to care for a spouse who has a medical condition.  This will increase the potential for interference with the FMLA rights and retaliation since more people can now be “married.”

The new law created by the justices means that under Obamacare, homosexual married couples can add each other to their respective health care plans without having to wait for open enrollment.  It will increase annuity payments to spouses of deceased employees.

The new SCOTUS law on marriage will affect who is eligible for benefits under programs such as Social Security, pension plans, 401(k)s, and IRAs.

It will screw up estate planning, family law (in terms of the effect on marital rights), divorce negotiations, custody and adoption issues and surrogacy.  Homosexual couples will also now be allowed to file federal tax returns using the “married filing jointly” or “married filing separately” options and get state-level spousal tax breaks and benefits.

Many companies will react by cutting benefits. Companies, especially those who hold to Biblical values, will look for ways around this moral abyss and that will mean less work for homosexuals.