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.

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