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This means that if you got gay-married in any of the (as of this writing) 17 states that have legalized marriage between same-sex couples, you can file a joint tax return with your spouse no matter where you live in the US. This is huge. This is federal, national-level recognition of the legitimacy of marriages between same-sex couples, along with bestowing all the tax benefits of being able to file jointly with a spouse. Yes!