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Gay Marriage Advocates Lose By Winning

seaview Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 12:02 PM
Can you list some of those benefits for married people? Married filing jointly pays a higher tax at $250,000, two singles can make up to $200,000 each before they are taxed at the higher rate. Oldsters now do not marry so they can both keep their Social Security benefits. The social construct of marriage was around long before Republicans as a protection for children.

Homosexual activists achieved historic gains in the November 2012 election in the states of Washington, Maine and Maryland. These three notoriously liberal states passed laws extending marriage benefits to homosexual relationships by four to six percentage points. But will these legal victories ultimately deny them the sweeping Supreme Court decision they long for?

Judge Robert Jones of a federal court in Nevada has laid the groundwork for such a conclusion. In his ruling on a lawsuit which sought to overturn Nevada’s ban on gay marriage, Jones wrote that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) lobby’s success in advancing its...