Estate Tax and the Civil Rights Vanguard
Bridget J. Crawford
Pace University School of Law
January 7, 2013
Tax Notes, Vol. 138, No. 123, 2013
In this article, Professor Crawford discusses the United States Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in the estate tax case of United States v. Windsor. The cases involves the constitutionality of the provision of Defense of Marriage Act which defines marriage for federal purposes as a union between one man and one woman, effectively disallowing a variety of federal benefits, including the estate tax marital deduction, to same-sex married couples. Professor Crawford argues that tax is a civil rights issue, and that same-sex married couples should receive all of the same tax benefits and burdens as opposite-sex married couples.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 4
Keywords: same-sex marriage, gay marriage, Windsor, civil rights, estate tax
JEL Classification: K19, K34Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 24, 2013
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