Gay Tax Man Cometh?


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California has three days to veto a bill that will allow gay couples to register their state taxes as one unit. While this would certainly be a landmark decision – symbolically (and financially) recognizing the validity of gay relationships – it would also lead to a huge pain in the ass, and not in a good way. Why? Because even if the couples register together in Cali, they’ll still have to register as individuals at the federal level. Shitty, right?

If the Governor doesn’t veto the bill, it will automatically become a law. The former movie star has a mixed record on gay rights: he vetoed a bill that would have made gay marriage legal. With an election around the corner, he’s most certainly worried about alienating his more conservative voters, yet knows that by endorsing the bill he’ll garner a significant amount of gay support.

What a tangled web we weave…