The principles of equality are nut undermined just because the litigated issue is primarily monetary instead of primarily social
this is also about establishing "gay" as a protected class since you can't argue gender discrimination and sexual orientation is not recognized as a "class" in the law.
You need an issue that the courts will address to challenge a law. And monetary issues are pretty obvious ones to challenge. The principles of equality are nut undermined just because the litigated issue is primarily monetary instead of primarily social.
quote:I thought liberals liked paying more in taxes. Funny how they consider tax reductions a "benefit" of marriage, but a loophole when speaking of the rich.
So I just found out the DOMA hearing is a result of $300k in taxes???
quote:I agree. But it shouldn't apply to just sexual preference. Why do the rich have less right to their own money than the poor, for example?
I think it goes to the whole question of equality and the legitimacy of our current tax system. Of course the rights should be equal.