Gay Marriage at the Federal Level?
The cynics didn’t surprise me when they said Biden and the other secretaries had said what Obama couldn’t/wouldn’t say politically.
But the thing is: it doesn’t really mean anything.
He’s not proposing to do away with DOMA, although, in his defense, he’s not defending it either.
He’s not proposing to create legislation to make our marriages legal at the federal level, and it’s certainly won’t be retroactive if he does.
He’s not really proposing to do anything FOR gay marriage, other than to say that he is personally for it.
Which is nice, Mr. President. I’m glad you’re finally on board, out loud.
But how would you like me to handle my pending tax audit?
You see, because my marriage isn’t recognized federally, I am not “allowed” to take a mortgage deduction. Married people are “allowed” this, but because I’m married to a woman, I am not. The prejudices I faced in the auditing process were so bad that I’m taking it to tax court.
Yes, everyone should be able to marry whomever they please as long as it hurts no one else, and everyone should have all the rights and privileges that marriage bestows, and Mr. Obama is totally for this and has been all along, but what is he going to DO about it?
Actions speak louder than words, Mr. President.
How about you start with the U. S. Tax Court?
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