'We now work more as a team'

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Dave Greenbaum and Mike Silverman
Lawrence, Kan.
Doing taxes actually got more complicated for Greenbaum and Silverman once DOMA was overturned.

On the federal level, they can file their taxes jointly reducing their tax hit by $1,000. But because they live in Kansas, where same-sex marriage isn't recognized, they still have to file their states taxes separately. As a result, they had to pay their accountant an extra $350 for all of the extra work involved.

Here's where Greenbaum and Silverman were a year ago

Despite the state rules, being able to combine their finances and truly operate as a unit for the first time since marrying in 1999 makes it all worth it.

"[When DOMA was overturned], it was like getting married all over again! All of a sudden we were paying the mortgage and we were paying the water bill. Who gets excited about paying bills? We did! We [now] work more as a team instead of roommates," said Greenbaum.

First published June 24, 2014: 11:23 AM ET

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