Same-Sex Couples Sue Kansas To File Taxes As Married

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 2:00 PM EST) -- Two married same-sex couples sued the Kansas Department of Revenue on Monday, arguing the state violated the U.S. Constitution when it barred same-sex couples from using the “married” status on their state tax returns.

The couples acknowledged a conflict between Kansas law, which bars gay marriage, and federal law, which recognizes it for federal tax purposes, but said the DOR's new state tax form for married same-sex couples that requires them to calculate and pay their “single” tax liability violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause. ...
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