Ed Team

Melissa Etheridge threatens to withold state taxes

Filed By Ed Team | November 08, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: California, gay marriage, Melissa Etheridge, No On 8, Prop 8, same-sex marriage, state taxes, tax

"So Prop 8 passed. Alright, I get it. 51% of you think that I am a second class citizen. Alright then. So my wife, uh I mean, roommate? Girlfriend? Special lady friend? You are gonna have to help me here because I am not sure what to call her now. Anyways, she and I are not allowed the same right under the state constitution as any other citizen. Okay, so I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes because I am not a full citizen. I mean that would just be wrong, to make someone pay taxes and not give them the same rights, sounds sort of like that taxation without representation thing from the history books.

Okay, cool I don't mean to get too personal here but there is a lot I can do with the extra half a million dollars that I will be keeping instead of handing it over to the state of California."

-- Singer Melissa Etheridge responds to the passage of Prop 8

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We need media ads, newspaper, television, raido, with statements like this whenever the Right cvomes after us on any issue

We need to be ready to roll, and to roll immediately and agressively.

Repeal DOMA and DADT, grant us FULL equal rights (including marriage), and begin to start viewing our families - OUR FAMILIES - as the tax-paying contributing members of society we are.....well.....we USED to be!

Because if our HOMES, our FAMILIES, our very BELOVED are not acknowledged and valued as other families are legally, whatever we do outside of that home will never be acknowledged and valued legally, such as adopting children, working without discrimination, or serving openly in the military. FAMILY FIRST.

What is more important than FAMILY?

We owe the IRS absolutely NOTHING until equal. This is NOT a test.
This is NOT a debate.
This is NOT a vote.
This IS justice.