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US Treasury grants tax recognition to all married same-sex couples

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--Reporting by Reuters' Kevin Drawbaugh and Kim Dixon

All legal same-sex marriages will be recognized for U.S. federal tax purposes, the Obama administration said on Thursday, allowing gay couples to claim the same tax benefits that heterosexual couples do.

As expected after a landmark Supreme Court ruling in June, the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service said:

"The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage." 

Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters.

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