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Breaking: Treasury Department Will Respect Gay Couple's Marriages For Tax Purposes -- No Matter What State They Live In

Historic news from the U.S. Department of Treasury, which has ruled that married same-sex couples will be treated the same as married heterosexual couples for federal tax purposes, regardless of which state they currently live in. 

“This announcement makes today a day of celebration and relief for married same-sex couples all over America," Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson said in a reaction to the major news. "At long last, the IRS will treat them as what they are: married. Freedom to Marry commends the administration’s swift implementation of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling for federal equality in an area that will have a direct, tangible impact on families’ financial health.

“The fact that this new respect applies only to married couples – not those joined by domestic partnerships or civil unions – highlights the need for an America where everyone can marry the person they love in any state, and have that marriage respected at all levels of government.”

“With today’s ruling, committed and loving gay and lesbian married couples will now be treated equally under our nation’s federal tax laws, regardless of what state they call home,” said HRC president Chad Griffin. “These families finally have access to crucial tax benefits and protections previously denied to them under the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.”

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