June 29, 2013
Marriage commissioner Jared Scherer, left, officiates as Pam Shaheen, center, marries Mary Beth Gabriel at City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, June 28, 2013.
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The government on Thursday said that all legally married gay couples will be able to file joint federal tax returns even if they reside in states that do not recognize same-sex marriages.
Same-sex marriages that were outlawed in California 4 1/2 years ago resumed in a rush after a federal appeals court took the "unusual, but not unprecedented," step of freeing couples to obtain marriage licenses, before the U.S. Supreme Court had issued its final judgment in a challenge of the state's voter-approved gay marriage ban.
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