Tuesday letters: Same-sex couples treated unfairly

January 21, 2014 

— I am opposed to requiring married same-sex couples to file their state income tax returns separately as single persons. I speak as a South Carolinian, as a person of faith and practicing clergy, and as a married heterosexual who is uncomfortable with the unequal privilege bestowed on me by the state.

Not only is this a ridiculous position on the proverbial ship that has already sailed, but unfairly burdens the couples singled out for discrimination.

No doubt, this will increase Department of Revenue staff time and resources to process the single returns, surely not a good use of taxpayer money.

Holli S. Emore

Columbia

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