The Washington Post reports today that couples who legally married in Massachusetts may file joint tax returns in the District of Columbia. Good news? Bad news? Well, it's definitely mixed. On the one hand, it's great that same-sex marriages are being recognized in other parts of the country. On the other hand, this could lead to more anti-gay backlash from the Republican controlled Congress.
If you don't already know, the District is one of the most bizarre places to live in this country. They have a municipal government, but Congress has authority over this government and could, in reality, dissolve it at any time it chooses. This is particularly vexing since the District has no voting representation in Congress. For more history on the District of Columbia check out DCVote.org or Wikpedia.
The other interesting fact about DC that is referenced in the article is that it is home to one of the largest concentrations of LGBT folks in the nation.
Now, add in the fact that DC is not a state and therefore technically exempt from the DenialOMA and you have all the makings of a great showdown. It should be interesting...Stay tuned for more.