Same-Sex Couples Pay Thousands More In Taxes
Because the federal government won’t recognize gay marriages, same-sex couples pay as much as $6000 more every year according to a CNN Money report.
The imbalance persists despite increasing acceptance of gay marriage as a legal right. More than 12 states now grant full or partial marriage rights to same-sex couples, and a recent Gallup poll showed — for the first time — that a majority of Americans favor gay marriage.
But not the federal government, which is constrained by the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Even as more same-sex couples are able to file jointly at the state level, they are still forced to file as single when submitting federal returns to the IRS.Click here for reuse options!
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