by Tax Rascal
Categories: Featured, Politics, Tax News, Tax Policy
The gay marriage debate extends all the way to the tax code
President Barack Obama’s surprise announcement last week of his support for gay marriage has the whole country talking about either the equality or sanctity of marriage, depending on your political perspective.
Though the President’s announcement has no practical effect on government policy, it has exposed the shifting fault lines in America’s culture wars. Since 1996, when Congress and President Clinton passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defining marriage exclusively as the legal union of one man and one woman, public opinion has changed across the political spectrum. As Slate observes,
Democrats, who initially opposed gay marriage and then were evenly divided, are gradually