Study Shows That Gay & Lesbian Couples Pay Thousands More in Taxes

It’s no surprise that the discriminatory DOMA has had devastating effects on lesbian and gay couples since its outlandish inception.  It’s also no surprise to the thousands of lesbian and gay couples that not having same-sex marriages recognized by the IRS costs money.  Lots of money, as it turns out.

According to a recent joint study by CNN Money and H&R Block, that cost can actually be as much as $6,000 per year!

Time to really educate your straight family, friends and co-workers …

Pass these posts along to them:

Gay And Lesbian Couples Pay Thousands More In Taxes, Study Says

Same-sex spouses lose big on taxes

When you’re done, write to your state and federal representatives and urge them to end the discrimination.

[By the way, I’m back from my holiday hiatus … did you miss me?]


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2 comments on “Study Shows That Gay & Lesbian Couples Pay Thousands More in Taxes

  1. Jim says:

    Yes, I did miss you while you were not posting! I really enjoy this blog and I always send your posts to my friends.

    The whole tax inequity thing really troubles me. I will take your advice and write to my representatives. It’s time that gay couples got a fair shake. It’s crazy to have to pay so much more when our rights are trampled on the way they are.


    • Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. says:


      I’m glad I was missed! Thanks for your kind words.

      I’m glad to hear that you will contact your representatives. Urge your friends to do the same. Best to you.

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