« Gallery | Sen. Eleanor Sobel, Broward Schools honored by Equality Florida at 2013 Broward gala | Main | Wedding singer Drew T speaks of his love for Ira Baer and how they can't be married in Florida »

Missouri lawmaker wants opinion on gay tax policy

ASSOCIATED PRESS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri attorney general's office says a tax policy for certain gay couples recently announced by Gov. Jay Nixon appears to comply with Missouri law.

Nixon has directed Missouri's Department of Revenue to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples who were legally married in other states.

The Missouri Constitution recognizes marriage only between a man and a woman.

But Nixon noted the federal government is now accepting joint income tax returns from legally married gay couples. He said Missouri law links the state tax code to the federal one.

Attorney general's spokeswoman Nanci Gonder says Nixon's policy appears to follow the requirements of Missouri tax law.

But state Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger, a Republican from Lake St. Louis, says he is seeking a formal opinion from Attorney General Chris Koster.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment