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John "Jack" Lord Jr, partner at Foley & Lardner in Miami. Courtesy photo. John “Jack” Lord Jr, partner at Foley & Lardner in Miami. Courtesy photo.

When John “Jack” Lord Jr. joined Foley & Lardner almost 25 years ago, marriage equality benefits didn’t exist for employees. Because, well, neither did marriage equality.

The first time Lord told a client he was gay, it was because she had noticed he was wearing a wedding ring his domestic partner had given him.

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Raychel Lean

Raychel Lean is ALM's Florida bureau chief, overseeing the Daily Business Review. Email her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter via @raychellean.

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