ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Gay and lesbian activists are protesting North Carolina’s ban against same-sex marriage as they file their income tax statements.
The Campaign for Southern Equality said Thursday that some same-sex couples are filing their state tax returns as joint and married couples rather than unmarried singles.
Article continues belowNorth Carolina bans recognition of same-sex marriages performed in states where it’s legal. Activists say that results in gay and lesbian couples filing their federal taxes jointly and state taxes as singles.
The gay-rights group says one lesbian couple from Mocksville that plans to jointly file their state taxes this year saved $4,000 on their federal taxes because they were legally able to file as a married couple.
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