Issues on Gay Rights: What they have been effected by the federal government
No right to file taxes jointly by homosexual couples
Right to be recognize by the federal government to be known as a same-sex married couple
Receive money that have not been given for the 15 years on taxes
1) Court must recognize that a married same-sex- couple must have the right to file taxes jointly, including the DOMA is known as unconstitutional for forbidding to do so. 2) Court must recognize that the DOMA did not state their amendment clearly and is unconstitutional because it states that the federal government does not have to awknowledge same-sex-couples. It violates civil rights for same-sex-couples. 3) Mr. Markson must receive the money he has lost due to taxes only for the year that he has been legally married in New York.
1) Court agrees the fact the married same-sex-couples will receive the same treatment as married couples which gives them the ability to file their taxes jointly, as any straight marriage would receive. Also, DOMA will state that, “In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman…” which prevents married same-sex-couples to be awknoledge by the federal government, therefore the same-sex-couples don’t get the ability to file joint on taxes. Because of that, DOMA violates the civil rights given to all people by the 5th amendment. The 5th amendment states, “no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…” this was found to be known for everyone will receive equal protection rights under the federal government in Bolling v. Sharpe. If a straight couple can file their taxes jointly, and homosexuals cannot; that is not equal protection, that is discrimination. With a similar case, Windsor v. United States, a woman sued for