Not that it was unexpected in the current grossly liberal legal landscape, but it finally happened in West Virginia – the now politically incorrect terms “husband” and “wife” are being removed from all state tax forms beginning in 2015. The term “spouse” will be replacing both words. (H/T TheLibertyEagle)
The move was in response to two federal court rulings that recently annihilated West Virginia’s marriage protection amendment, which defined marriage in its true form – the union between a man and a woman. In a notice sent down the pipeline last month, the state tax department now defines “spouse” to include those married to someone of the same sex.
The notice was specific with the language, stating, “The term ‘marriage’ includes marriage between individuals of the same sex, lawfully married under the law of any domestic or foreign jurisdiction having legal authority to sanction marriages.”
The actions came on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to review a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that shot down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. Not a month later, a federal judge ruled West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage with the flick of a gavel. Why wouldn’t they, if they’re not going to be challenged by Obama’s Supreme Court puppets?
Not only did the liberal decision to nix the traditional descriptors of married people have same-sex couples across the state cheering, but they’re happy for another reason as well – the potential for a big fat check in the mail.
State tax department spokeswoman Lalena Price announced that same-sex couples who were legally married in another state who are now living in West Virginia can file amended tax returns, up to three year’s worth, to reflect their official “married” status. This has tremendous potential financial impact on the state. To call that move absurd would certainly be an understatement.
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Courtesy of the Conservative Tribune