SALT LAKE CITY — Utah state officials say newly married gay and lesbian couples can jointly file their taxes for 2013.
The announcement comes a week after the federal government said it would honor Utah’s gay marriages, allowing couples to file federal taxes jointly.
It’s estimated that more than 1,000 same-sex couples got married after a federal judge struck down the state’s gay marriage ban Dec. 20.
The U.S. Supreme Court put a halt on the marriages Jan. 6. The case is before a federal appeals court.
Utah previously said it wouldn’t recognize the weddings but would allow couples to continue to receive benefits they obtained before the high court ruling.
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