The latest news about the Internal Revenue Service and how policies of the IRS affect LGBT Americans. After section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, the IRS announced that legally married same-sex couples would be treated as such for federal tax purposes. The United States IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury responsible for collecting taxes from Americans and enforcing the Internal Revenue Code. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
WATCH: As Marriage Equality Spreads, Judge Rules NOM Can't Recoup $70K in Legal Fees
October 20 2014 12:38 PM ET

WATCH: NOM Can't Recoup $700K in Legal Fees

Matt Baume

NOM claimed that the IRS intentionally leaked its tax returns, and spent nearly a million dollars failing to prove it.

Court: NOM Can't Claim Punitive Damages in IRS Disclosure Suit
June 05 2014 4:21 PM ET

NOM Loses Again, This Time In IRS Suit

Trudy Ring

The ruling in the National Organization for Marriage's case against the Internal Revenue Service is another in a string of legal setbacks for the antigay group.

Social Security Paying Survivor Benefits to Married Gay, Lesbian Couples
December 16 2013 4:08 PM ET

Social Security Paying Survivor Benefits to Married Gay, Lesbian Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

The Social Security Administration has started paying widows' and widowers' claims to surviving partners in legally recognized same-sex marriages.

IRS to Recognize Legal Same-Sex Marriages for Tax Purposes
August 29 2013 2:15 PM ET

IRS: No Matter Which State, Same-Sex Marriages Recognized

Trudy Ring

As the U.S. government implements the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA, legally wed same-sex couples will be able to file their federal taxes as such.