marriage benefit

marriage benefit

The concept that married persons enjoy a de facto tax benefit not given to other couples because the married filing jointly tax rates are lower than the ones for single persons.

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The current laws on marriage benefit only man-woman relationships, basically disregarding any nontraditional adult love relationships
Curiously, the marriage benefit seen in the new study was nearly identical for both men and women.
If marriage is so natural, why the need for its constant defense, the elaborate ceremonies, the marriage benefit, the tax credits for children?
PRINCETON, NJ -- By 54% to 39%, Americans say they would vote for a law giving marriage benefits, such as those for insurance, taxes, or Social Security, to spouses of federal employees in same-sex marriages.
Previous research has shown marriage benefits men more than women, but among these survivors it was women who fared best.
Dallas city pension board supports same-sex marriage benefits, The Dallas Morning News
that parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which barred same-sex married couples from receiving federal marriage benefits, were unconstitutional.
Probably more than 85 percent of the 1,138 marriage benefits could be given to everyone at no cost to U.
BOSTON - The state's highest court ruled yesterday that marriage benefits for gay couples can't be applied retroactively to before same-sex marriage was legalized - a ruling affirming a bright line between marriage and other long-term relationships.
As the Supreme Court heard arguments last week on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which restricts federal marriage benefits to opposite-sex married couples, and California's Proposition 8 ballot question that bans same-sex marriage, a former Auburn woman is basking in the glow of winning a wedding contest with her gay partner.
Lawmakers couldn't, and therefore didn't, grant federal marriage benefits or other states' marriage rights, yet as far as Oregon law goes, they gave all of marriage except the noun.
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