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.
Anyone who is married should be allowed to say that they are on their tax forms. Doesn't the IRS realize that it's illegal to lie on a tax form anyway?!
I am getting legally married this summer and plan to file as married next year on my tax returns.
I think this is not only a violation of the law it is also a huge problem with separation of church and state. In my opinion no one should be able to tell you who you should or should not be able to marry.
What happened to "Thou shall not lie". Stupid hypocrites.
we are all equal and need equal rights
End irrational discrimination and bigotry in the civil institution of marriage!
I'm sorry, it doesn't matter who you are or what your sexual orientation is. The fact of the matter is that there is supposed to be separation of church and state. DOMA in general should just not exist.
If a person is legally married, then this should be honored. It's bad enough that same-sex marriage isn't permitted in most places, but for those who have fulfilled the legal requirements to be married, it should be acknowledged by ALL government agencies.
If I were married, it would be to a woman, and I would want to take part in this national statement.
The law which "defines" marriage should be rewritten in order to give LGBT couples the equal rights that should be granted to them as U.S. citizens no matter what. There is too much bias as to what is deemed correct in this society, and people are naive to think that we are not all human beings who deserve the same respect and dignity as any other. Let us be one nation, and no longer separated by differences in opinion. We as individuals each have our own right to the freedom of speech, rights and liberties; we have the power to make a difference for the better. Refuse to lie, lets change the system to promote equal rights for all.