Defense of Marriage Act Breaking News: Same-Sex Couples: Celebrate, Then Call a CPA

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Defense of Marriage Act Breaking News: Same-Sex Couples: Celebrate, Then Call a CPA

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In addition to having implications for Social Security benefits, child care rights and retirement planning, the high court?s ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional might mean a check from Uncle Sam. Couples may be able to amend prior years? tax returns to receive bigger refunds now that their marriages are recognized by the federal government. The Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits. Chanting "DOMA is Dead," supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers and some wept, openly upon hearing word of the Supreme Court's decision, striking down a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

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