Sunday, April 18, 2010
Unfair Gay Tax Day and Unhappy Hour
April 15 is never a good day for taxpayers but it is particularly obnoxious for same-sex couples who face clear anti-gay discrimination when they file their taxes. Unable to file jointly, same-sex couples who are legally married are forced into a legal lie as they must check "single" on their returns. Gay and lesbian couples pay far more in taxes but are denied significant benefits like Social Security survivors benefits, Medicaid chronic care spousal protections and spousal exemption from inheritance tax. EROC members protested outside the Federal Building and then adjourned for a fun filled "Unhappy Hour" at 140 Alex Bar & Grill.