With the Supreme Court ruling same-sex marriage is a right for all married same-sex couples should know the tax benefits they will receive beginning this year.
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Earlier this year, the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of The United States v. Windsor essentially rendered the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of The United States v. Windsor which essentially ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Given the widespread national press this case received, we will not rehash the details of the case here, but in short, the Windsor case treats same-sex couples who are validly married under state law as married for federal purposes. While this case is viewed as a huge civil rights win, it could potentially be a huge financial win for same-sex couples, but the ruling has raised as many questions as it has answered particularly in states such as Ohio that do not currently recognize same-sex marriage.