Melissa Etheridge quits paying her taxes
Melissa Etheridge has decided to take a drastic approach to the passing of Proposition 8 in California: She’s not paying her state taxes. The singer posted on The Daily Beast letting the Governator and state officials know she’ll be enjoying the extra money in protest to the banning of gay marriage after it was already made legal:
Okay. 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. Oh, and I am sure Ellen will be a little excited to keep her bazillion bucks that she pays in taxes too. Wow, come to think of it, there are quite a few of us fortunate gay folks that will be having some extra cash this year. What recession? We’re gay!
Oh and too bad California, I know you were looking forward to the revenue from all of those extra marriages. I guess you will have to find some other way to get out of the budget trouble you are in.
Wait. You can withhold your taxes to protest asinine laws? Nice! I quit paying mine too – until every single strip club across this great nation is free of discriminatory pasties legislation. Because, America, I have a dream that nipples will no longer be segregated from my eyesight over by the chicken wing table. DON’T TREAD ON ME!