Colo. Bill Would Recognize Gay Marriage In Tax Status

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 5:35 PM EST) -- Colorado state legislators introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow married same-sex couples to use the “married “ status on their state tax returns, giving same-sex couples limited recognition in the state despite Colorado's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

The bill is designed to fix the current conflict between Colorado tax law, which requires citizens to use the filing status claimed on federal tax returns for their state tax returns, and the state's constitution, which does not allow the state to recognize same-sex marriages.

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