H.R.3299: Promoting Respect for Individuals' Dignity and Equality Act of 2019
The PRIDE Act would remove gendered language like “husband” and “wife” from the tax code. Instead, tax filings will use gender-neutral terms such as “spouse” and “married couple.” The PRIDE Act also corrects the tax code to allow same-sex couples who married before the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down to claim the refunds to which they are entitled. For years, same-sex couples in states that recognized legal marriage were wrongfully denied federal refunds because DOMA did not allow them to file federal taxes jointly.
S. 1940 is the Senate companion bill.