Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Melissa Etheridge says she won't pay California taxes anymore

Hat tip to the Reason Hit and Run blog

A majority of California supported Prop 8, a state constitutional ban on gay marriage. So Melissa Etheridge says she refuses to support California's social programs. She certainly has a right to be upset. She is being refused a marriage license in a state that normally allows Hollywood celebrities to get married.

I would imagine that rather than openly flout the state's tax codes, she'll probably just claim residency in another state. Anybody serious about attracting young people to a state should be talking about granting recognition to same-sex marriages. (Speaking of which, CFW has been silent for a while. All this history taking place and not a peep out of him.)


F6's Editor said...


Please dont start cross blog drama on here...it will detour the positive in roads we have made, thank you.

tim zank said...

Robert, what on Earth does same sex marriage have to do with attracting young people to a particular state?

Robert Enders said...

Are you referring the the remark about CFW or the link to Reason's Hit and Run blog.

Young people like getting married. This expands their options.

John Bisceglia said...

More and more of us are WAKING UP, America. No taxation without equality; simple math.

Now the feds will need to repeal DOMA and DADT, grant us FULL equal rights (including marriage), and begin to start viewing our families - OUR FAMILIES - as the tax-paying contributing members of society we are.....well.....we USED to be!

Because if our HOMES, our FAMILIES, our very BELOVED are not acknowledged and valued as other families are legally, whatever we do outside of that home will never be acknowledged and valued legally, such as adopting children, working without discrimination, or serving openly in the military.

FAMILY FIRST. What is more important than FAMILY?

We owe the IRS absolutely NOTHING until equal. NOTHING. Get it?

This is NOT a test.
This is NOT a debate.
This is NOT a vote.
This is definitely NOT a popularity contest.

This IS justice - GAY TAX PROTEST.

htim zank said...

Robert, aren't we talking about relatively miniscule percentage of the population?

John Bisceglia, I am sorry for your misfortune, I read your bio and it sounds terribly unfair, but weren't (aren't) there civil remedies available for you?

Robert Enders said...

Yes, but many straight people would interpret allowing gay marriage as a sign of open-mindedness.