I did our taxes the other day, and got a special thrill out of the fact that it was our first year filing as a married couple. I also got a special thrill at the amazing refund we ended up with – a perk of two people living on basically one income. Having that recognized by the government was awesome. With glee I tweeted and posted on fb about it and then I happened to spot this update on facebook:
Lambda Legal Gay and married? Not on your 1040. Don’t let the IRS break you up – download our relationship disclosure statement and tell them you’re together!
Talk about losing the wind out of your sails. I’m humbled, and depressed.
These guys? Are they not as married as I am?
THESE GUYS. REALLY?
I mean not like it just occurred to me yesterday that discrimination exists and it sucks. I just can’t believe how easily I forget, because it’s not something I have to deal with every day. I’ve got my WhiteKnot.org thingy in my margin, I like to consider myself an ally. That’s not enough. I want to make a difference. The injustice is often on my mind but the action just isn’t.
I CAN DO BETTER. WE CAN DO BETTER.