Tomorrow is the deadline for filing income taxes. Hopefully, you’re all set on that. Meanwhile, I received the following e-mail from GLAD about how you can help bring down the discriminatory federal DOMA … and receive a tax deduction at the same time. GLAD is on the forefront of fighting for the rights of LGBT citizens.
This Tuesday, April 17, is the deadline for most Americans to file federal tax returns. It’s also a reminder of the federal government’s deliberate discrimination against married same-sex couples.
I speak, of course, of DOMA – the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act.” By preventing couples from filing as married, and by taxing the health-care coverage provided to same-sex spouses by employers who DO recognize LGBT families, DOMA forces many same-sex married couples to pay more, sometimes thousands more, in taxes every year.
That’s wrong. You know it and I know it. Here at GLAD, we’re doing something about it and you can help. By making a tax-deductible gift today, you can support our two legal challenges to DOMA – and you can be part of history when we finally dismantle this unfair, unjust law.
Even better, your gift can hit DOMA twice as hard. Former GLAD Board member Dave Aldrich wants to end this law, too, and will match dollar for dollar all new and increased gifts to GLAD between now and May 31. Please give generously.
With your help, I know we can win. I know we can make our government treat all families with the respect they deserve.
Thank you for all you do to support equality,
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