Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has added “gay and lesbian couples” to her long and growing list of groups for whom she would support reparations.
The Daily Caller reported that Sen. Elizabeth Warren want’s to include same-sex couples in her reparation list. Warren posted the comment on her Twitter profile.
This Saturday, citing a tax code that was “discriminatory” against non-heterosexual married couples, Warren tweeted, “It wasn’t until marriage equality became law that gay & lesbian couples could jointly file tax returns – so they paid more in taxes.”
“Our government owes them more than $50M for the years our discriminatory tax code left them out. We must right these wrongs.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren added.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Refund Equality Act was introduced in June 20, and it would retroactively apply “married-filing jointly” status — along with refunding the amount overpaid — to same sex couples who were married in U.S. states where such unions were recognized prior to the federal government doing so in 2013.
“The federal government forced legally married same-sex couples in Massachusetts to file as individuals and pay more in taxes for almost a decade,” Sen. Warren explained.
“We need to call out that discrimination and to make it right — Congress should pass the Refund Equality Act immediately.” Warren added.
NBC News reported on the subject and claimed that, such reparations could cost taxpayers an amount of $57 million or even higher.