Letter: Legislators showing arrogance, cowardice


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As a professional tax preparer, I have just spent several hours wading through the bureaucratic swamp created by Indiana’s failure to follow the federal tax structure for same-sex couples who were legally married in another state.

Indiana’s approved tax software requires that the same filing status and exemptions be used as in the federal. So the new requirement to process the state returns as two separate singles instead of one married filing jointly as the federal violates its own regulations.

The current political tempest is a disgusting display of riding roughshod over civil rights. Kicking the can over into a public vote is no guarantee that the result will be legal.

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