5 pieces of good news for gay-marriage supporters

Two women kiss in a 1993 protest outside the IRS building about gay marriage. Last week the IRS announced it will recognize all same-sex married couples, one of many good signs for supporters. (Getty Images)


5 pieces of good news for gay-marriage supporters

Since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act this June, it left the door open for states and the federal government to decide whether or not to recognize same-sex marriage.That recognition has come quicker than gay-rights activists had imagined and, in some cases, is much broader than they had hoped. Here's the latest:Federal tax benefitsThe Internal Revenue Service announced that same-sex married couples can file jointly on federal tax returns, regardless of whether …

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