Department of Employee Trust Funds
July 17, 2013
ETF Researching Effect of
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
States v. Windsor Opinion