Thursday, May 27, 2010
Following up on my prior post, Lawsuit Challenges Application of DOMA to Tax Code: yesterday, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders issued a press release, GLAD Files Amended Complaint in DOMA Challenge:
GLAD filed an amended complaint this week in our lawsuit challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Gill v. OPM.
The complaint updates the tax overpayments of three of the plaintiff couples due to their inability to file their federal income tax returns under the status “married filing jointly.” Each couple must instead file as either a single individual or head of household when they have dependent children.
Gill v. OPM was filed in March 2009, and U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro heard the case on the merits on May 6, 2010. A decision is pending.