Melissa Etheridge joins gay tax protest

December 2008
Empty Closet;Dec2008/Jan2009, Issue 419, p5A
The article reports on the participation of singer Melissa Etheridge in a tax protest following the passage of Proposition 8 or the gay marriage ban in California. Etheridge relates on http://www/the-dailybeast.com that she and her partner are not allowed the same right under the state constitution as any other citizen, and is taking that to mean that she does not have to pay her state taxes. It mentions that Charles Merrill, cousin of the founder of Merrill Lynch & Co., calls for recognition of gay marriages as they want to pay taxes.


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