Thursday, August 29, 2013

PFLAG National Salutes Equal Federal Tax Treatment of Same-Sex Married Couples

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2013
Liz Owen |
lowen@pflag.org> | (202) 467-8180 ext. 214


PFLAG National Salutes Equal Federal Tax Treatment of Same-Sex Married Couples


WASHINGTON – PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization for families, friends and allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people – today issued the following statement from its Executive Director, Jody M. Huckaby, on the announcement by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service  that they would recognize all legal same-sex marriages for federal tax purposes:


“The announcement today by the U.S. Department of Treasury and IRS that same-sex married couples will be treated the same as all other married couples for federal tax purposes, regardless of where they reside, is a huge step forward for equality for our LGBT loved ones. It is just and fair treatment for these loving married couples and their families to have equal standing, rights, responsibilities, and protection in the eyes of our federal government.


PFLAG National and its members and supporters will continue to urge all federal agencies to follow the lead of those which have already taken steps to equally recognize and respect all legally married couples and their dependents. We will work fervently toward full federal understanding that without exception love is love, family is family and marriage is marriage.”

Click here for the full statement and a helpful FAQ.

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