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SUZE ORMAN: The US Tax Code Is “A Travesty” For Gay Couples

April 15, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Personal finance expert Suze Orman took a break from her news desk at CNBC on Monday to speak candidly about her experience as a gay taxpayer in America.

“There is such discrimination [in our tax code], from insurance benefits to Social Security benefits ... anything you can possibly think of,” Orman said during a conference call coordinated by the Respect for Marriage Coalition.

“It’s a travesty to say the least.” The crux of the gay marriage tax debate is this: So long as states continue to legally recognize same-sex marriage while the federal government does not, couples essentially have double the amount of work on their plate when filing their tax returns each year.


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