Significance of Same-Sex Marriage Decision From a Tax Perspective

July 3, 2015
Dana Greenstein

The US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, struck down four statewide bans on same-sex marriage, holding that the 14th Amendment requires all states to license a marriage between two people of the same sex. And because same-sex couples may now exercise the fundamental right to marry in all states, there is no lawful basis for a state to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another state.  Read more in the Accounting Web.

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