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NOM Blasts IRS Policy Giving Federal Tax Recognition to Gay Married Couples Regardless of State Laws

Brian BrownYesterday, we reported on the U.S. Department of Treasury's decision to recognize gay married couples for tax purposes regardless of the state laws regarding marriage in which they reside. Prompted by the recent SCOTUS ruling on DOMA, this new policy will provide tax filing uniformity for all legally married same-sex couples nationwide.

As if on cue, National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown issued a statement denouncing the change in policy, claiming it is yet another government attempt to force gay marriage on an "unwilling public."

"The Treasury Department is grossly overstepping its authority," said Brown. "This is a nation of laws. Only Congress has the authority to change the law....[the] Obama administration is intent on forcing same-sex 'marriage' on an unwilling public."


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  1. "This is a nation of laws".

    Yes, Dumbass, it is. That means the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT must follow FEDERAL LAWS...which means it must recognize ALL LEGAL civil marriages for FEDERAL tax purposes.

    Posted by: AggieCowboy | Aug 31, 2013 12:09:14 PM

  2. BWAHA-HAH! Everyone knows the radical right has always wanted to impoverish the middle class through the destruction of Social Security, Medicare and voting rights for African-Americans, seniors, students and all suspected Democrats. The TrEAsonbagger GOP is sore because they wanted to start three new wars SIX years ago and bankrupt the economy again. Now their old wedge issues, gay hatred, race hate and abortion, are anchors around their necks, and they can't reboot themselves to cover up decades of demonizing America;s emerging majority. See this all on AlJazeeraAmerica, the new voice in American Journalism! #TellItLikeItIs

    Posted by: bamjaya | Aug 31, 2013 12:22:01 PM

  3. Hey Brian, you better get up off your obese ass and get a new job. The one you have isn't going to last long.

    Posted by: Michael Barber | Aug 31, 2013 12:26:17 PM

  4. Quick, before he fades away into obscurity, somebody hire a hot rent boy with a good camera to seduce him. Send me the bill.

    Posted by: Rob | Aug 31, 2013 12:29:26 PM

  5. I've seen that look's the look of a man about to blow...and I don't mean in the good way! Bring it on baby cakes!!

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Aug 31, 2013 12:31:53 PM

  6. Just exactly does this clown think is being "forced" on whom? How is my collecting Social Security benefits forcing something on somebody else?

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Aug 31, 2013 12:33:16 PM

  7. This is finally becoming entertaining. Before, when he could still effectively affect change, his bigotry was harder to take.

    Now he's yesterday's man crying because he's been left behind by the nation.

    NOW it's actually funny. Thank goodness Barack Obama is president.

    Posted by: sundayboy | Aug 31, 2013 12:40:50 PM

  8. FED trumps states

    civil war and subsequent SCOTUS rulings says so

    the states for state taxes can still treat married gays as individuals if they so wish

    Posted by: Moz's | Aug 31, 2013 12:41:45 PM

  9. Does Brian understand what kind of unending joke he has become?

    Posted by: Matt27 | Aug 31, 2013 12:43:01 PM

  10. Mr. Brown,

    This is a nation of laws, funded by the taxpayer.

    Based on the new IRS ruling, my husband loaded TurboTax, and amecded our federal tax return(s) for 2010, 2011 and 2012 last night.

    DOMA personally cost us (on average) $3,131 a year. For the three years for which the IRS is allowing amended returns, we will be receiving just over &9,400 as refunds. But for the 16 years prior to that? Well, I guess we'll just have to consider that $50,000 as a donation to the government -- a donation used, in part, to compensate for your 501(c) organization. Isn't that a kick?

    Posted by: Eric Payne | Aug 31, 2013 12:52:10 PM

  11. Ha ha - he's insignificant!

    Posted by: James in Hollywood | Aug 31, 2013 12:56:29 PM

  12. *yawn* can we please stop reporting on this idiot? It's gotten very boring....

    Posted by: Mark | Aug 31, 2013 1:01:46 PM

  13. Can't they juts have a bot send out daily announcements of "we hate gay people" and be done with it?

    Posted by: Tranquilo | Aug 31, 2013 1:06:58 PM

  14. I love how we've been supporting hetro couples for decades by paying more than our share of taxes, how we'll never be compensated for the discrimination, and how we'll also never even be merely thanked for our disproportionate contributions.

    My advice: find really good lawyers and accountants and do everything possible to squeeze out every single deduction and get very smart with your money, because over years it really adds up, and when you are not fastidious with your finances, you are basically just giving people that hate us money to persecute us.

    Posted by: NVTodd | Aug 31, 2013 1:21:42 PM

  15. The IRS ruling is big news with big ramifications for national gay marriage. The frustrated squeak of a NOM mouse is not news at all. NOM doesn't matter. Why do you serve as an unpaid NOM PR outlet and keep reporting NOM BS as if it were news?

    Posted by: Jim | Aug 31, 2013 1:24:31 PM

  16. "This is a nation of laws" says the leader of the group that tries to circumvent campaign finance laws and illegally hide their donors.

    Posted by: Brad | Aug 31, 2013 1:25:19 PM

  17. Yeah: "Oh, we got trouble. Right here in River City..." STFU!!! Brian - you're completely, utterly irrelevant. You're a joke!

    Posted by: Geoff | Aug 31, 2013 1:36:34 PM

  18. The IRS did that to avoid extra work for preparers, auditors, software companies and their staff, so chalk one up for efficiency.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 31, 2013 1:37:44 PM

  19. Poor Brian! Must be tough for that fat little bigot right now as marriage and civil equality advances across America like a tidal wave. I couldn't be more happy that Brian the Whale is so unhappy.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 31, 2013 1:52:27 PM

  20. When my father was a sprout, the Congress in the law it passed authorizing the IRS, specifically said that the IRS could make its own rules which is precisely what the IRS just did.

    Posted by: TomTallis | Aug 31, 2013 1:56:05 PM

  21. Mr. Brown is nothing but a blow-hard. It is OBVIOUS that Marriage Equality is going to happen whether Mr. Brown likes it or not. He needs to stop pretending that he is trying to save "traditional marriage" and tell the truth... he is a homophobic bigot that is only concerned with his own agenda. He doesn't care about anyone but himself.

    Posted by: kenneth Cole | Aug 31, 2013 2:53:15 PM

  22. folks, he HAS to say this. he has EIGHT children. he knows at least one of them is a burgeoning gay. he needs to keep this hate going so that his presently-closeted-and-terrified gay child never comes out.

    gross. sad. ugly. and true.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Aug 31, 2013 3:01:36 PM

  23. Right, and how many gay men and women have been paying into this federal tax system for centuries and not been able to pass the accumulated wealth of "this nation of laws" on to their survivors through things like Social Security and Veterans benefits, etc.

    Posted by: Rexford | Aug 31, 2013 3:16:51 PM

  24. Grow up, little man.

    Posted by: David | Aug 31, 2013 3:29:39 PM

  25. I am convinced that NOM does not even care their arguments are insane. After watching NOM for a while, I have concluded that actual changes to marriage policy are not their goal.

    NOM's real goal is funneling secret money into political campaigns, and then stoking the hate of the extreme right-win base to turn out that vote. To NOM, I believe, it is all about elections and nothing to do with policy. That is also why they don't care that they sound like freaking lunatics.

    More on that here:

    Posted by: NOM Watcher | Aug 31, 2013 3:40:53 PM

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