“SEATTLE (AP) — Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages were legal in the state.”
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“The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, defined marriage as between a man and a woman, which meant married same-sex couples had to file their taxes individually. But the Supreme Court’s summer ruling overturned that law. Now these couples are not only able to file as married going forward, but they have the option of amending their tax returns for the past three years if it would benefit them.”
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“Monday marked the first day that legally married gay couples are entitled to their spouse’s retirement benefits as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as being between and man and woman.”
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“Louisiana will not recognize same-sex marriages for the purposes of state tax filing purposes. This is not surprising news in that Louisiana has a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.”
“PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently officiated at a friend’s same-sex wedding, told a Philadelphia audience Friday that growing acceptance of gay marriage reflects the “genius” of the U.S. Constitution.”
“Pastor and right-wing radio host Kevin Swanson has some choice words surrounding the closing of an Oregon bakery that rejected a lesbian couple’s wedding cake job, and is offering advice for all Christians considering attending same-sex nuptials: hold up a sign informing the happy couple that they are an abomination and ‘should be put to death.”
“The Oregon bakery has been at the center of controversy since it became clear that they had discriminated against a lesbian couple by refusing to bake the couple a wedding cake.”