Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage and What it Means for the Deathcare Profession

June 29, 2015
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Article and White Paper provided by: Poul Lemasters, Lemasters Consulting

On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court put into law a monumental change: same-sex marriage is legal.

What does this mean for deathcare? 

You may not be aware, but this Supreme Court Ruling traces its roots to a same-sex couple in Ohio who were legally married in Maryland. They wanted their marriage recognized in Ohio because one partner was preparing to handle the final arrangements for the other.

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Many people say the deathcare profession is slow to change or ‘behind the times’, but that is just not true. With this new law in place, the entire deathcare profession must absorb these new changes and adapt….right away.

That’s why we’ve prepared this one-page guide to the Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage and What it Means for the Deathcare Profession. Funeral Directors, Embalmers and other end-of-life professionals…take note!

This white paper will answer questions like:

Do all states now allow same-sex marriage?

I live in a state where same-sex marriage is
already allowed, does this change how I serve
my families?

Should I ask for a marriage certificate from
the spouse claiming they are in a same-sex
marriage?

Does this mean that a spouse in a same-sex
marriage is in the top position of someone
who is legally able to control the right of
disposition?

What if there is a dispute among the
survivors over who is in control?

Should I stop using the
Appointment/Designation of Agent for Final
Disposition Form now?

Click below to download the Same Sex Marriage and Deathcare Whitepaper.

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