House Approves New Tax Rules for Same-Sex Couples


(BOISE, ID) – The Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee has approved a resolution that prohibits same-sex couples legally married in other states from jointly filing their state income taxes. Republican lawmakers unanimously approved the measure, along with Democratic Rep. Caroline Meline of Pocatello. Supporters say allowing same-sex couples to file jointly would mean that the state recognizes their marriages as valid, which violates a 2006 amendment to the Idaho Constitution.


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