Husband and Wife

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Husband and Wife

A status that, among other things, entitles a couple to file a joint income tax return. For the purpose of joint returns, common-law marriages are recognized only if the state in which the two persons reside recognizes such marriages or if the state in which the marriage began recognizes common-law marriages. The status as husband and wife on the last day of the tax year governs the right to file a joint return.
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In the states where same-sex marriage was legal prior to the Supreme Court decision, same-sex couples are already as likely to be married as they are to be living together.
But after the high court legalized same-sex marriage, the attorney for the Texas same-sex couples, Neel Lane, asked the 5th Circuit to affirm Garcia's ruling and direct him to wrap up the case.
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As of Oct 15, 2014, there are 16 countries worldwide that have laws enabling same-sex marriages, including Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Arica, Sweden, Uruguay, parts of Mexico, a majority of the U.
Same-sex marriage proponents have since enjoyed a stunning string of legal victories, winning more than 20 court decisions around the US.
Connecticut's high court legalizes same-sex marriage after finding civil unions aren't equal to marriage.
Far from folding in the face of the momentum carrying same-sex marriage across the country, some thought-leaders urge opponents to double down on their opposition.
Despite their support of same-sex marriage, a majority of American Catholics surveyed said they were aware that their view contradicted church teaching: Fifty-three percent agreed that same-sex marriage went against their religious beliefs.
While advocates of same-sex marriage believe their rights are being violated when marriage is denied them, opponents claim their fights are violated when same-sex marriage is thrust upon them (35).
However, in Missouri the governor has signed an executive order to file joint state returns even though they don't allow same-sex marriages.
The number is significant: Opponents of same-sex marriage say they will press for a federal constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.
CBS News polling has found that a majority of Americans believe same-sex marriage should be legal, though more than six in ten said it should be left to the states to decide.