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Department of Employee Trust Funds
July 17, 2013

ETF Researching Effect of DOMA Ruling

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage for federal purposes, including for federal tax purposes. The DOMA ruling relates only to same-sex marriages.

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) is currently researching the effect of the ruling on benefit programs administered by ETF. We also expect federal agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration, to provide guidance regarding their interpretation of the DOMA ruling and its potential effect on the types of programs ETF administers. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

For More Information

United States v. Windsor Opinion


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