Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois Wednesday. Some conservative churches are already rewriting their bylaws to guard against possible lawsuits by gay rights activists.
In some states many same-sex couples are using their returns to point out the effect that DOMA - The Defense of Marriage Act - has on their tax status. DOMA defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. So same sex married couples cannot file federal joint tax returns.