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IRS will recognize gay marriages in all 50 states

Gay couples all over the U.S. scored a HUGE victory yesterday. The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS announced they would recognize same-sex married couples in all 50 states if those couples were married in a state where same-sex marriages are legal. The ruling will apply to all federal tax laws as they relate to marriage – things like income, gifts, estates, child dependency, employee benefits, IRA contributions, and health insurance. From the IRS website: The U.S. Department of the … Continue reading

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Celebrating marriage equality

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Rep. Hansen supports marriage equality in a speech on the House floor

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Equal protection advanced in marriage-equality legislation

OLYMPIA — Four state lawmakers — flanked by supporters young and not-so-young, military veterans and civilians, religious and lay, Democrats and Republicans — joined in a noontime press conference today to champion marriage-equality proposals in the House of Representatives (House Bill 2516) and the Senate (Senate Bill 6239). The two bills have also received their first public hearings in the Senate Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee and in the House Judiciary Committee. In addition to legalizing same-gender matrimonial … Continue reading

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Speaker Chopp gives opening day remarks to kickoff the 2012 legislative session

Speaker Chopp addresses the House Floor on issues such as job creation, education funding, and marriage equality on the opening day of the 2012 segislative session.

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