Thursday, August 29, 2013

Equal protection gets a little closer to equally protecting everybody



I.R.S. to Recognize All Gay Marriages, Regardless of Stateby  [NYT]
WASHINGTON — All legally married same-sex couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes, regardless of whether the state where they live recognizes the marriage, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday.
The change stems from the Supreme Court decision in June that struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which found that same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits.“Today’s ruling provides certainty and clear, coherent tax-filing guidance for all legally married same-sex couples nationwide,”
Read the rest of the decision here ... and let us rejoice and be glad in it!      

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