Same-sex marriage tax benefits up for Indiana vote

(WISH Photo/Ron Nakasone)
(WISH Photo/Ron Nakasone)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A gay-rights coalition says it’s “deeply concerned” about a late-session Indiana proposal not to recognize same-sex marriage for tax purposes.

The state would split from a new Internal Revenue Service policy recognizing same-sex marriage for tax purposes if the measure becomes law.

The proposal was added Monday night and is up for a Tuesday vote in the Senate.

Indiana Equality Action says the last-minute push could pose issues for couples who have a little more than a month to file taxes. The group also opposed a proposed constitutional gay marriage ban that was derailed earlier this session.

Republican Sen. Brandt Hershman of Buck Creek says tax policy is not the place to debate a social issue. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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