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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Infanti on Tax Code Discrimination Against Gays and Lesbians

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Anthony Infanti (Pittsburgh) has published The Internal Revenue Code as Sodomy Statute, 44 Santa Clara L. Rev. 763 (2004). Here is the abstract from SSRN:

This article represents an attempt to bridge the gap between gay and straight understanding of the Internal Revenue Code's impact on same-sex couples. Through a combination of personal narrative and legal analysis, I try to explain how, from a gay perspective, the Code can be viewed as just another manifestation of the fluid mixture of hostility, bewilderment, and discomfort that generally characterize society's reaction to homosexuality. By explaining the experiences behind my perceptions of the Code, I hope to help my heterosexual colleagues to understand just how demeaning and oppressive the Code can seem to gays and lesbians - regardless of any net financial benefit that same-sex couples may receive, or any net financial detriment that they may suffer, under the Code.

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Comments

Any way to look at this other than through WestLaw?

Posted by: hello | Jun 29, 2004 7:36:55 AM

YEs, go to SSRN http://ssrn.com/abstract=448800 and you can download it for free.

Posted by: Taint | Jul 4, 2004 11:18:51 AM