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One unfortunate side effect of the momentum towards same-sex marriage isn’t just that we’re now under the same social pressure as heteros to get married, but that filing joint taxes is a new and daunting task for most gay married couples.
Luckily, the IRS has put together a short and sweet video to answer some frequently asked questions about filing taxes from a married couple’s perspective.
There’s a bunch of stuff about exemptions, deductions, and the like that you marrieds should probably know, but don’t worry about us.
We’ll just be filing single.
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Jimmy Kimmel is still running leftovers from his Oscar night special. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as you may recall, played David from the 'David After Dentist' viral video.r
But Gordon-Levitt went the extra mile for Kimmel and memorized the entire video. Now that's commitment.r
Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...r
While disparaging Obama over the economy in a speech at CPAC yesterday, bag of hot air Donald Trump referred to President Jimmy Carter as "the late, great Jimmy Carter."r
It's what he meant to say of course:r
Of course I don't think Jimmy Carter is dead-saw him today on T.V. Just being sarcastic, but never thought he was alive as President, stiff!r
Watch and be glad you're not at CPAC, AFTER THE JUMP...
Victor "Muma" Bernárdez, who is retiring from international play after the World Cup in Brazil and played his last game with the Honduran national football team this week, posed with fans after the game, Deadspin reports. Some of the fans were a bit more forward than others.r
Full video, AFTER THE JUMP...
Seven years after he was fired for using a gay slur toward co-star T.R. Knight, Isaiah Washington is returning to Grey's Anatomy, according to The Hollywood Reporter:r
Washington will return to guest star for a May episode of the medical drama seven years after he was fired from the series following on-set clashes and anti-gay remarks directed at then-closeted co-star T.R. Knight.r
His return to the series comes as Grey's is preparing to say farewell to one of its original and most beloved stars, Sandra Oh, whose Cristina was at one point engaged to marry Washington's character. Oh will exit Grey'sfollowing the end of its current 10th season in May.r
Washington was recently cast in The CW's The 100 - his first series regular role since his firing.r
Washington recently told HuffPost Live that his life was destroyed by "an agenda" after his anti-gay remarks.r
"I didn't have a choice. After the incident at the Golden Globes everything just fell apart. It literally stopped. Whatever the agenda, whatever the plan was it worked. I lost everything. I couldn't afford to have an agent. I couldn't afford to have a publicist for the crisis management to continue. I couldn't afford to continue. I went from 2 million dollars a year to residual checks. Zero. I couldn't get another apartment after I turned in my lease for my $3 million home. I had to put it in my wife's name. No one wanted to touch the name of Isaiah Washington for three years."
British singer-songwriter Foxes recently appeared in the BCC Radio 1 Live Lounge and brought to it a melancholy mash-up of Pharrell's "Happy" and Massive Attack's "Teardrop".r
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
According to police, the man in this sketch approached the 39-year-old victim on the West 4th Street subway platform around 12:30am on March 2 (Saturday night) and “punched the victim in his face” after asking if he and his partner were gay.
I explicitly stated that as a resident of New York City, it was hard to believe that these three men were the only ones standing on a busy Manhattan subway platform on Saturday night. As is the case with almost every hate crime in New York City’s public areas, there had to be more people around to witness the attack — why doesn’t anyone ever follow these suspects on foot and report to the police? How the hell does a man punch someone in the face, cause an obvious disturbance on a subway platform that most likely held dozens of commuters, and run away unnoticed?
Turns out I was right. The victim, J.P. Masterson, and his partner Peter Moore, were interviewed by CBS New York last night and claim “there were about 50 people on the platform at the time” who witnessed the attack. Not one of them made an attempt to help or follow the suspect.
“I want my New Yorkers to step up and help me out, because, you know, at the end of the day, we’re all just people,” Masterson said.
The couple also provided some additional details from the evening, noting that they had been celebrating their 10th anniversary and were most likely attacked because they were holding hands.
“He was like, I fucking hate faggots,” Masterson said. “He just came at me in two seconds, and then he started shoving me towards the tracks.” “My heart just fell, you know, I mean, we were on such a high from the weekend,” Moore added.
Masterson says he has trouble breathing as the result of “multiple fractures in my face, eye socket and nose.”
“I can’t believe this happened in my city that I grew up in,” he said. “The West Village is where I first came out and explored and felt accepted…the fact that it’s now a danger zone.”
To give you some perspective, this attack happened steps away from where a gay man was shot and killed last May.
The NYPD is asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
In this live edition of The Rubin Report, shot from YouTube Space LA, Dave Rubin and the panel share their coming out stories, good and bad. Special guests include Hannah Hart, Alec Mapa, Bree Essrig, Whitney Mixter and Jonny McGovern.
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Dalai Lama Supports Homosexual Marriages, OKs Consensual Gay Sex (VIDEOS)
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Same-sex unions got a big boost on Friday from a major religious leader. The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Buddhists, shared his view on the controversial topic with American TV host Larry King. The celibate Buddhist monk said, quoted by The ...
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Uganda: International outcry as President Museveni signs anti-gay bill
Life imprisonment will be the maximum penalty falty for â??aggravated homosexuality,â?ť defined as repeated gay sex between consenting adults as well as same-sex acts involving a minor, a disabled person or where one partner is infected with HIV. The original ...
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Peter Sumner a former Army man, LGBTI rights advocate and long time pillar of the Wellington gay community died this week aged 84. Sumner was a former Lieutenant Colonel who played an important role in the fight for Homosexual Law Reforms in 1984/85. Bill Logan told gaynz.com that recalled discussions Sumner had with reform opponent […]
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Former soldier James Wharton has defended his recent article in Winq magazine about his opposition to gay saunas by saying the venues need to be cleaned up.
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A leading high street clothing retailer has put its staff discount policy "under review", after a PinkNews investigation revealed that it was "indirectly discriminating" against gay and lesbian staff members.
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Students who wish to form a gay-straight alliance club at their Florida school have won a partial victory in a lawsuit brought against the school board which banned them from doing so.
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Final arguments for and against Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage will be heard on Friday following a week of passionate testimony from both sides.
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Isaiah Washington is to return to Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show for using the word â??faggotâ?ť.
Ireland has announced it will continue to give financial aid to Uganda despite its anti-homosexuality law.
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The lead singer of the Feeling has criticised gay celebrities who do not come out, saying that they are "part of the problem", when it comes to tackling homophobia in society.
The former manager of Take That has lost a legal battle with a gay nightclub over use of the word "queer".
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A public consultation on a long-delayed strategy to underpin the rights of LGBT people in Northern Ireland is set to start next week.
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A Tory councillor who said he was 'disturbed' that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools is set to become Bristol's next Lord Mayor.
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Fox Sports Southwest has been charged with religious discrimination for firing a pundit over his anti-gay views.
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A gay porn channel in Canada has been ordered to start showing more Canadian content by the broadcast regulator.
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The Russian Foreign Minister has accidentally been referred to as "so gay lover of", in a subtitle mix-up during a Channel 4 report.
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Four-year-old Logan teaches a lesson in acceptance to the 34% of Americans who still oppose same-sex marriage.
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A writer for a Ugandan newspaper has written a column claiming that international aid cuts to Uganda will not affect the country's economy, and predicts that after the "anti-gay hullabaloo" has "died down", countries and companies will continue to invest.
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The University of Illinois will on Thursday vote on whether to add cover for gender reassignment cover to health insurance plans used by many students.
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An actor who starred in a new anti-bullying video by a leading gay rights charity has said he was "scared" at how his friends would react to the film.
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The Lesbian and Gay Foundation has been awarded ÂŁ30,000 for winning a top prize for its campaigning work.
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"From now on we will treat same sex spouses as married for all federal tax purposes. This change applies as long as you got married in a location that recognizes same sex marriages. Either in the United States or another part of the world. It doesn't matter wether you were living there at the time you were married and it doesn't matter where you live there now. This change applies to all federal tax previsions where marriage is a factor. Such as determining filing status, claiming personal and dependency exemptions, taking the standard deduction,receiving employee benefits, contributing to an IRA and claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or Child Tax credit. Among other things, it means that generally speaking you now need to file your Federal income tax return either as married filing jointly or married filing separately. You don't need to amend your returns from the previous years but, you may want to by filing form 1040X."