Gay Rights Activists Want new Virginia Tax Policy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) An advocacy group is calling for changes to Virginia's tax law.

Gay couples in Virginia can file joint tax returns with the federal government but not with Virginia.

Equality Virginia is organizing a news conference Wednesday to call for changes to state law.

The group argues that the inability to file joint state returns causes unnecessary confusion and complications.

The news conference comes as Virginia re-examines its stance on gay rights.

Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring is currently backing two same-sex couples who filed a lawsuit challenging state laws and a constitutional provision barring gay marriage.


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