Tax fairness for ‘married; gays

Now that the IRS has ruled that “married” gay couples may enjoy preferential tax benefits, can someone please tell me why single people should be singled out (no pun intended) to pay higher rates?
Do single people – including widows, widowers, religious priests and brothers, and nuns – use more government services? Should we pay a higher income tax rate than married and “married” folks? Of course not. So now that our legislators have seen fit to redefine marriage, they should – in all fairness – redefine the IRS tax code.
Charles Schutz
Baltimore

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