Friday, January 27, 2006

Paying All of the Taxes, Getting None of the Benefits

Earlier this week Action Wisconsin released a “Summary of Benefits Available to Married Couples Under Wisconsin State Law”. The document is an amazing 12 pages long describing 200 benefits and responsibilities under Wisconsin law. The categories of benefits include the following:

Spousal/dependant support, health insurance, worker’s compensation, wrongful death, income tax, various property and housing benefits, child rearing, medical related, probate and other legal process benefits.

The No on the Amendment blog also reminds us of over 1,300 federal benefits that are denied to committed gay and lesbian couples. This issue is about equal rights and regular everyday life type subjects.

How long will gay and lesbian taxpayers be treated as second class citizens?

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