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All married gay couples recognized by U.S. tax law

The Treasury Department's recent decision allows same-sex spouses to file taxes as married and amend up to three years of old returns

A decision by the Treasury Department on Thursday to treat all same-sex spouses as married under federal law has implications in all states—even those in states where gay marriage is not legal.

The Treasury Department is implementing the Supreme Court's June decision to overturn the part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that disallowed homosexual spouses from filing their tax returns jointly.

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