Wednesday, March 10, 2010

On Taxes and Census

I read this on, who married his partner in Massachusetts:

Our marriage was already recognized by DC before this wonderful day. Now for the joint tax returns! Except we file a married return for state taxes and then have to say we are total strangers for the federal returns.

This is what is weird:
In some states, married LGBTQ couples can file state taxes jointly, but federal taxes? Complete strangers.

In some states and businesses, LGBTQ couples can file for joint benefits; others, we are complete strangers.

On passports and claims when flying abroad or back into the States? We couples are strangers and not family;

Census 2010? Same thing: we are strangers, roommates at best.


When will the federal government catch up with our reality?



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