Do same sex couples face any particular Estate Planning issues?

Recently, law in this area has dramatically changed. The Supreme Court of the United States overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, which deprived same-sex married couples of legal benefits extended to heterosexual couples. The Federal Court of Pennsylvania recently ruled that Pennsylvania's 1996 statutory ban on same-sex marriage recognition was unconstitutional. Same sex couples are now able to enjoy the same rights accorded to all married couples in Pennsylvania.