How DOMA’s departure could cost gay couples money

Source: Dylan Matthews - The Washington Post

United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court decision striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, was obviously of huge symbolic importance for LGBT Americans, but as we’ve been stressing this week, it matters in practical terms as well. The most immediate consequence is that Edie Windsor gets her $363,053 in estate tax payments back. But thousands of other same-sex married couples will see their lives change in ways big and small too because of the federal government’s recognition of them. Here’s how.

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