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N.C. advocacy group to hold rally over state’s tax filing policy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Same-sex couples plan filing joint N.C. tax returns as married couples

Thursday, April 10, 2014
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Gay and lesbian activists are protesting North Carolina's ban against same-sex marriage as they file their income tax statements. [ Read more → ]
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Mo. judge refuses to issue order halting joint tax returns from same-sex couples

Friday, April 4, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri judge on Friday denied a request for a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jay Nixon's directive allowing legally married same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns. [ Read more → ]
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Mo. court considers joint tax filings from married, same-sex couples

Thursday, April 3, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Officials don't know whether any same-sex couples have filed joint Missouri tax returns since Gov. Jay Nixon directed the Revenue Department last fall to permit it for those legally married in another state, a state attorney said Thursday in court. [ Read more → ]
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Mo. court asked to block joint tax returns from married, same-sex couples

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Opponents of same-sex marriage have asked a Missouri court to block Gov. Jay Nixon's order that the state accept jointly filed tax returns from same-sex couples legally married in other states. [ Read more → ]
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Ind. Senate votes to block federal tax benefits for married, same-sex couples

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS — Gay rights advocates said they're deeply concerned about a split in state policy from a new federal approach to taxes recognizing same-sex marriage that the Indiana Senate approved 41-6 on Tuesday. [ Read more → ]
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Ind. GOP wants to block federal tax benefits for married same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana would break from an Internal Revenue Service policy recognizing same-sex marriage for tax purposes if a late-session change becomes law. [ Read more → ]
Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.)

Colo. governor signs bill allowing joint tax-filing for married same-sex couples

Thursday, February 27, 2014
DENVER -- Colorado gay couples who are married in another state and in a civil union in Colorado can now file joint state tax returns. [ Read more → ]
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Colo. House approves bill to allow joint tax filing for gay couples

Monday, February 17, 2014
DENVER -- Gay couples in Colorado who are married in another state and in a civil union here could file joint state tax returns under a measure headed to the governor's desk. [ Read more → ]
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Bill would allow Utah taxpayers to donate portion of refund to fight gay marriage

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah lawmaker hopes taxpayers can soon donate to the state's fight against gay marriage by checking a box on a tax form. [ Read more → ]
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Bill to allow married, same-sex couples to file joint taxes passes Colo. Senate

Thursday, January 23, 2014
DENVER -- A bill that would change the way some same-sex couples in Colorado file their taxes has passed the Senate despite Republican objections that the measure chips away at the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Bill allowing gay couples to file joint tax returns clears first hurdle in Colo. senate

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
DENVER -- The Colorado state Senate of Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill that would allow same-sex couples married outsiode of Colorado to jointly file their state tax return. [ Read more → ]
Richard Drew, APEdith Windsor at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York. When it comes to things like estate taxes, the federal recognition of same-sex marriage will help legally married gay and lesbian couples. That was the issue in the Supreme Court decision in the case of Windsor, who had to pay estate taxes after her lesbian spouse died.

Same-sex marriage and taxes: Gay couples could face surprises at tax time

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
[caption id="attachment_123527" align="alignleft" width="665"] Richard Drew, APEdith Windsor at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York. When it comes to things like estate taxes, the federal recognition of same-sex marriage will help legally married gay and lesbian couples. That was... [ Read more → ]
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S.C. bill would allow married, same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns

Friday, January 17, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The top Democrat in the South Carolina House says same-sex couples who are legally married in other states should be able to jointly file their state income taxes. [ Read more → ]
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Married same-sex couples in Utah can jointly file state tax returns

Thursday, January 16, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah state officials say newly-married gay and lesbian couples can jointly file their taxes for 2013. [ Read more → ]
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Idaho House panel: Married same-sex couples must file taxes separately

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
BOISE, Idaho -- Lawmakers approved a rule requiring same-sex couples who are legally married in other states but live in Idaho to file their state income taxes separately - even though they can file their federal taxes jointly. [ Read more → ]
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Va. lawmaker proposes to deny married same-sex couples tax equality

Monday, January 13, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- A Virginia lawmaker who authored the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, has proposed new legislation to change the Virginia state code to further define the tax benefits denied to legally married same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Idaho House panel delays debate of tax rules for married same-sex couples

Monday, January 13, 2014
BOISE, Idaho -- A House panel delayed discussion of new rules forbidding same-sex couples legally married elsewhere from filing joint Idaho income tax returns. [ Read more → ]
Pat Steadman

Colo. lawmaker wants to allow joint state tax returns for married gay couples

Thursday, January 9, 2014
DENVER -- A Colorado lawmaker who sponsored the state's civil unions law, says he will introduce a bill this week aimed at allowing married same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.)

Joint Mo. tax returns from married, same-sex couples spurs lawsuit

Thursday, January 9, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --- A lawsuit is challenging Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's order that the state accept jointly filed tax returns from same-sex couples legally married in other states. [ Read more → ]
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Same-sex couples sue to overturn Kansas tax filing policy

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Two married same-sex couples in Kansas are suing to overturn a state policy preventing them from filing joint state income tax returns, arguing that the requirement is discriminatory and puts the couples "in second-tier" unions. [ Read more → ]
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Feds ease rules on health care tax breaks for married, same-sex couples

Monday, December 16, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is letting legally married same-sex couples claim some health care tax benefits for this year. [ Read more → ]
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Va. tax department implements ‘hateful’ guidelines for married, same-sex couples

Monday, December 2, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- The state of Virginia has released new tax guidelines for legally married same-sex couples, establishing what is being called some of the most complicated and harshest policies by any state tax department against same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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NOM refuses to release tax documents as required by law

Monday, November 18, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Representatives from two LGBT advocacy groups were told Friday and again Monday by staff at the National Organization for Marriage's Washington D.C. office, that its required federal tax returns for 2012 were not available. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.)

Mo. to accept joint state tax returns from married, same-sex couples

Thursday, November 14, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday he is directing officials to accept tax returns jointly filed by same-sex couples who were legally married in other states. [ Read more → ]
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