What People Are Saying
Sandy and I do our very best to raise our kids to live with integrity, power in the world and openness to what is possible. The core values we try to instill in Julian and Ariana are compromised every time we deny who Sandy and I are to each other and every time we diminish what we mean to each other. We will no longer participate in the government’s erasure of our relationship and our marriage. We want our kids to grow up with the courage to step out and step up, even if it is difficult or risky. For us, refusing to lie on our taxes is a straightforward, and pretty minor way to demonstrate that courage ourselves.
As a lawyer and a legal advocate for the LGBT community, I am often in a position to advise people to exercise great caution and to comply in most cases with the letter of the law, even when that means denying who we are. This is my small way of saying, where we can, we are not going to play the game anymore.
Always a good job right here. Keep rolling on trhough.
I agree completely that we should not be put in a position where we have to be unethical and lie on our tax forms. My wife and I filed according to the legal guidelines and then filed amended forms. We received a note back stating that we hadn't provided enough information. When I responded asking what more information was needed, I got a second response that they don't need additional information after all and the matter is under consideration. I agree that this MUST STOP.
We were recently married in Canada....after 34 years of being together as a committed and loving couple.
My partner of 37 years and I were just married in New York state and are planning to make our marriage an issue with the IRS when tax season comes around. I'm telling all my gay and lesbian friends to check out your web site as well.
My partner of 37 years and I are about to be legally married in New York. Our family is supportive and our granddaughters are looking forward to being our bridesmaids. We will be watching this site carefully as tax season rolls around. It is, I believe, a violation of the Constitution of the United States, for the federal government to deny us the status of "married" when a state government has conferred that status upon us.
Divorce threatens marriage - Same-sex marriage does not.
I support equality in all forms!
I am a proud straight ally to the LGBT community and a lobbyist in favor of marriage equality. I am proud to stand with you on this issue.
I am married legally in the State of Vermont where I live. I got married after living with my partner for 23 years. However, we are still not equal. I refuse to lie!!! If we stand together, proudly and say that we will not lie what can they possibly do to us! It will become easier. We have nothing to lose and much to gain.
It is unfair, we are married we should receive ALL of the benefits.