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“This is the news we’ve all been hoping for.”

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08/29/2013
Susan Sommer

"This is the news we’ve all been hoping for."

(New York, August 29, 2013)—Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Susan Sommer, Director of Constitutional Litigation:

“This is the news we’ve all been hoping for. The policy issued today by the U.S. Treasury makes clear that all legally married same-sex couples no matter where they live will be treated as married for all federal tax purposes. The ruling applies whether a couple lives in a state that respects their marriage or in a state that continues to discriminate against them.

“We’re very pleased that the rule is uniform throughout the country. The new policy will bring clarity to same-sex couples throughout the nation and to their employers".

To read the announcement from the U.S. Treasury Department visit: http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl2153.aspx

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