As previously reported, in the wake of Article 3 of DOMA being defeated before the US Supreme Court, the US Treasury Department announced that it would allow same-sex couples to file their taxes jointly with the IRS regardless of whether the state in which they currently reside recognizes their unions as legal. Today, the IRS released an informational video providing tips to same-sex couples who, for the first time ever, can file jointly:
"From now on we will treat same sex spouses as married for all federal tax purposes. This change applies as long as you got married in a location that recognizes same sex marriages. Either in the United States or another part of the world. It doesn't matter wether you were living there at the time you were married and it doesn't matter where you live there now. This change applies to all federal tax previsions where marriage is a factor. Such as determining filing status, claiming personal and dependency exemptions, taking the standard deduction,receiving employee benefits, contributing to an IRA and claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or Child Tax credit. Among other things, it means that generally speaking you now need to file your Federal income tax return either as married filing jointly or married filing separately. You don't need to amend your returns from the previous years but, you may want to by filing form 1040X."
The video joins hundred of other instructional videos the IRS has posted online that covers a wide array of topics.
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Posted Mar. 7,2014 at 9:00 AM EST by Sean Mandell in DOMA, Gay Marriage, News |
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A video from Public Interest Projects recorded at least year’s Southeast Immigrant Rights Network conference in Little Rock, AR highlights the struggles faced by young gay men who are undocumented latinos living in the South.
“Growing up as an undocumented wasn’t easy. I always thought that I was, you know, going to have to either work in construction or be a cashier at a Mexican store where they don’t ask for papers so obviously I was going to have to be the cashier. I really didn't feel that I had a future because of my legal status. I had to find the jobs on the down low and stuff you know. I was embarrassed of being undocumented but that’s because of how society made me think of myself. Me and another friend in school we both were undocumented and we wanted a better future….What Im trying to do right here is to get everyone out of the shadows, get everyone out of the closet, let them know that being undocumented and being unafraid and unashamed is one of the most beautiful things in the world because you love yourself for who you are.”
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Posted Mar. 7,2014 at 8:40 AM EST by Sean Mandell in Gay Rights, Immigration, News |
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Jon Stewart is incredulous over FOX News' drooling over Vladimir Putin's false machismo and the network's idiotic new talking point aimed at our president:
"Barack Obama is a weak, mom jeans-wearing dictator king!"
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Posted Mar. 7,2014 at 8:19 AM EST by Andy Towle in Barack Obama, News, Vladimir Putin |
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To remind us that Mad Men is returning on April 13, AMC has released one of those brief teasers with odd music that makes you feel as though there are clues in it to be decrypted. Don Draper deplanes and puts on his hat.
He has been forced to take a mandatory leave of absence from Sterling Cooper & Partners according to the last season. So what's next for him?
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Posted Mar. 7,2014 at 8:00 AM EST by Andy Towle in Mad Men, News, Television |
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The last witness to testify for the state of Michigan in the nine-day trial challenging the state's ban on gay marriage and gay adoption left the courtroom with what the Detroit Free Press calls "explosive" testimony:
His views emerged following a question from plaintiffs attorney Ken Mogill, who is fighting to overturn Michigan’s ban on gay marriage.
“Is it accurate that you believe the consequence of engaging in homosexual acts is a separation from God and eternal damnation?” Mogill asked the state’s expert, then added, “in other words, they’re going to hell?”
“Without repentance, yes,” answered the expert, Canadian economist Douglas Allen, the last witness to testify on behalf of the state in a trial that could make Michigan the 18th state to legalize gay marriage.
Allen, an economist who has researched 60 same-sex parenting studies during a 15-year period, said that he believes Michigan should uphold its ban on gay marriage. He argued that science is a long way from determining whether that family structure is good or bad for kids, and that messing with public policy would be premature.
Michigan's AG claimed that Allen's religious beliefs won't hurt his testimony.
A decision from Judge Bernard Friedman won't come Friday, according to the AP, but it shouldn't be long.
Posted Mar. 7,2014 at 7:46 AM EST by Andy Towle in Gay Adoption, Gay Marriage, Michigan, News |
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In case you ever wondered what an explosion of go-go-boys, glitter and a gold ball gag would look like, Ryan W has taken out the guesswork for you with the music video for his new single, "Hardcore."
“When other gay artists and drag queens drop beige, blasé tracks that aren’t even suitable for elevator music, then pair them with videos that only make you change the channel, it makes it a real challenge to be taken seriously and not seen as forgettable or throw-away. It's time for a change!”
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Posted Mar. 6,2014 at 9:51 PM EST by Sean Mandell in Music Video, News |
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