The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to legal recognition of their marriages by the states. This ruling has resounding consequences across areas of law that touch on ownership and responsibility, where traditional definitions of marriage have often formed the foundation.

The consumer credit industry is a potential area of major impact, from changes in the legal relationship with consumers to a broader scope for ECOA liability. The CFPB and other regulators have signaled that they intend to expand their purview over credit discrimination to encompass same-sex couples, at a minimum. The potential exists for future expansion to cover any member of the LGBTQ community.

During this webinar, we will discuss how the Obergefell decision and its recent predecessor in United States v. Windsor have affected the regulatory landscape and how the consumer credit industry can prepare for the resulting compliance issues.

DATE and Time

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


Alan S. Kaplinsky, Practice Leader
Consumer Financial Services Group  


John L. Culhane, Jr., Partner
Consumer Financial Services Group

Tristram Q. Wolf, Associate
Consumer Financial Services Group

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and contacts interested in credit discrimination in the consumer credit industry. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa M. Prickril at

Related Practices

Consumer Financial Services
Mortgage Banking


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