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House Unanimously Approves LGBTQ Fix to Tax Code

July 26, 2019

The U.S. House unanimously passed legislation to allow same-sex couples who married before the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court to claim their tax refunds. The House of Representatives approved on Wednesday the Promoting Respect for Individuals’ Dignity and Equality (PRIDE) Act of 2019. The bill, introduced by Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Andy Levin, D-Mich., would also remove language like “husband” and “wife” from the tax code to accommodate same-sex couples, letting taxpayers instead use terms such as “spouse” and "married couple” in their tax filings. Read more at Accounting Today.