U.S. banks applauded the Supreme Court's decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

Executives at big, regional and community financial institutions described the ruling as just and said it would simplify estate planning for some customers, hiring and other business matters. Many emphasized that it meant public policy was catching up with what are now routine private-sector attitudes.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Financial Planning content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access