October 21,2015

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Wyden Cheers Proposed Treasury Rules Enshrining Marriage Equality in Tax Law

Washington -- Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today cheered the Treasury Department’s announcement of new regulations following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that made marriage equality the law of the land. The proposed rules update several tax policies to ensure all marriages receive equal treatment under the law.

“Today, with new rules enshrining marriage equality in our tax laws, we’re taking another important step in a very long march,” Senator Wyden said. “To guarantee equal dignity in the eyes of the law, our policies must be built around fairness and acceptance. That’s what these proposed rules are all about. Still, there’s a long way to go in protecting the rights of LGBTQ Americans in the workplace, health care, housing, and many other areas. The fight for equality will continue.”