Illinois Department Of Revenue Ignores Civil Unions

Via Waymon Hudson: The law that recently established civil unions in Illinois was intended to give same-sex couples all the same protections and benefits “spouses” enjoy, but the Department of Revenue thinks otherwise. Citing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, they are denying couples in civil unions the ability to jointly file their state taxes, even though state law specifically allows couples to file jointly even when they do not file federal taxes at all.