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Supreme Court Backs Religiously-based Objections to Federal Law for Corporations

In a 5-4 decision issued June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a for-profit corporation can be exempted from laws on the basis of religious belief. The decision came in a case (Burwell v. Hobby Lobby) in which the … Continue reading

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Same-sex Couples Treated as Married for Federal Tax Purposes

Same-sex couples that are legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages will be treated as married for federal tax purposes, according to a ruling issued by the IRS and Treasury Department on August 28. According to the IRS/Treasury announcement: … Continue reading

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