Gay marriage and marijuana taxes (280E)

“Congress enacted DOMA in 1996, after a day of hearings and before any state had embraced same-sex marriage.”  That’s from today’s NYT, and it’s remarkably similar to the story of Code section 280E in 1982, enacted with no hearings and before any state had legalized even medical marijuana.  The more familiar similarity is that public opinion is shifting in favor of more tolerance on both issues.

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Author: patoglesby

From 1982 to 1990, I worked in tax policy for Committees of the United States Congress. In recent years, I was Adjunct Lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill's Business School and then Adjunct Professor at its Law School.

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