August 29, 2013 11:33 AM Subscribe
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The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced
today that it will recognize same-sex marriages for the purpose of filing federal taxes, even if the couple lives in a state that does not recognize their marriage.
Additionally, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a memo clarifying that all beneficiaries in private Medicare plans have access to equal coverage when it comes to care in a nursing home where their spouse lives.
This is the first guidance issued by HHS and IRS n response to the recent Supreme Court ruling
in Windsor v. United States
which held section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.