Monday, April 13, 2009

No More Inheritence Tax for Same-Sex Couples

News from Sen. Rich Madaleno (D 18):

I am very pleased to report to you that the Maryland State Senate has just given final approval to the bill that exempts same-sex couples from the inheritance tax on jointly owned primary residences. The House of Delegates amended the bill to include all couples, regardless of sex, which was unfortunately needed to get the bill through. The final vote on the concurrence with this amendment was 27-18. It was a good victory, especially with only two and half hours to spare!