IRS to Recognize All Married Same-Sex Couples

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