Federal District Court in Pennsylvania Applies Windsor

We are all waiting for the Internal Revenue Services to tell us which marriages will count for tax purposes now that the Supreme Court has handed down its decision in United States v. Windsor. But in the meantime courts are

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DOMA Falls

Today the United States Supreme Court ruled 5/4 that DOMA is unconstitutional. In the case, Windsor v. United States, a majority of the Court clearly struck down DOMA on its face and not just as applied to Edie Windsor. She

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Taxation of Property Divisions by Same-Sex Couples

Years ago I blogged about the tax treatment of alimony payments ordered by the courts in the case of a divorce or dissolution of a same-sex relationship. I thought I had also blogged about the probable tax treatment of property

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Predicting Life after Windsor

The case, Windsor v. United States, will be handed down by the Supreme Court sometime in the next 6 weeks. At that time we will know whether or not DOMA remains good law. Discussions about the Windsor case and its

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The Potential Fall of DOMA: Are you tax-prepared?

There is much speculation after the oral arguments in Windsor v United States that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) may fall by the end of June (the likely time that the United States Supreme Court will issue its opinion

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Petition for Cert Granted in Windsor and Prop 8 cases.

The Supreme Court of the United States has granted cert petitions in two same-sex marriage cases, Perry v. Hollingsworth (previously Perry v. Brown) and Windsor v. United States. Perry is the case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and Windsor

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Same-Sex Marriage Wins on the Ballot

Marriage equality issues were on the ballot in four states Tuesday night. Looks like a same-sex marriage sweep (although it is still too close to call for certain in the state of Washington).   Maine voters were asked to act

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Supreme Court Review of DOMA cases

SCOTUSBLOG has announced that all same-sex marriage cases currently before the Supreme Court will be considered at the Court’s conference scheduled for November 20. This includes the Arizona benefits case.   Here’s the original text from Scotusblog: UPDATED:   The Court

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The Windsor case and New York Recognition of Marriage

As you probably all know by now, the Second Circuit has joined the First Circuit in ruling that DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) is unconstitutional. The Second Circuit case is Windsor v. United States and it challenges DOMA as

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The Impending Death of DOMA

Here we go again. Another federal court has once again ruled that DOMA is unconstitutional. This is another case brought by GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders). It involves a number of different plaintiffs, all married in either Connecticut,

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