Treasury grants equal tac benefits to married gay couples

All legally wed gay couples, even in states that do not recognize same-sex marriages, are entitled to the same U.S. federal tax benefits as married heterosexual couples, the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service ruled Thursday, after the Supreme Court in June invalidated a key portion the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
"Today’s ruling provides certainty and clear, coherent tax filing guidance for all legally married same-sex couples nationwide," Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in a statement.

Read more at Al Jazeera America
Photo:Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

Treasury grants equal tac benefits to married gay couples

All legally wed gay couples, even in states that do not recognize same-sex marriages, are entitled to the same U.S. federal tax benefits as married heterosexual couples, the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service ruled Thursday, after the Supreme Court in June invalidated a key portion the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

"Today’s ruling provides certainty and clear, coherent tax filing guidance for all legally married same-sex couples nationwide," Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in a statement.

Read more at Al Jazeera America

Photo:Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

  1. silas216 reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  2. wandervogel952 reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  3. selva reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  4. pieplatebingo reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  5. aljazeeraamerica posted this