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IRS: LGBT couples who are married can file joint tax returns beginning next year

The Inter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice announced today that in the wake of the Supreme Court’s late June deci­sion strik­ing down the poor­­ly-con­­ceived “Defense of Mar­riage Act”, Amer­i­can LGBT spous­es will be able to file joint or sep­a­rate tax returns as mar­ried cou­ples begin­ning next year, no mat­ter where they hap­pen to live. “Today’s rul­ing pro­vides cer­tain­ty and […]

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Department of Justice won’t sue to overturn I‑502, Washington’s law legalizing marijuana

The Unit­ed States Depart­ment of Jus­tice has decid­ed not to seek to over­turn Ini­tia­tive 502, the law approved by vot­ers last year that makes pos­ses­sion of small amounts of mar­i­jua­na in Wash­ing­ton legal. Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee announced the news this morn­ing in a joint state­ment with Attor­ney Gen­er­al Bob Fer­gu­son: Today we received con­fir­ma­tion Washington’s […]