Wednesday, June 25, 2008
- In states that recognize gay marriage, does state tax law likewise impose a marriage penalty? If so, will it be applied to gay marriages? Presumably, yes. If so, will gays be less likely to marry in states with a marriage penalty?
- If the federal government recognizes gay marriage, and the marriage penalty applies to such marriages, how much tax revenue would be generated?
- Would application of the federal marriage penalty affect the rate of gay marriage?
- Some believe that there are some hetero couples who do not marry specifically so as to avoid the marriage penalty. If gays were subject to the marriage penalty, would the deterrent effect of the penalty on gays be greater or lesser than it is on heterosexuals? And why?