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Subject:  Re: Marriage Penalty Returns Date:  1/21/2013  12:48 PM
Author:  Gingko100 Number:  117471 of 127616

That is $20K PER YEAR, net of taxes and fees. You must be in the Federal Gov't budgetary office if that is not real money to you!
$20K per year is still not a life-changing amount of money. As I said, it's nice and all, but not enough for one to change a marriage over - at least it wouldn't be for me. And no - I'm not in the government, I am self-employed, so I know the value of money. That's maybe 1/2 a project or one project a year for me...I cannot imagine that changing my life in any way.

He wouldn't. It would be a divorce on paper only. Doesn't anyone actually read a post before replying to it anymore?
I read the post. And I know from my gay friends that the "on paper" status has legal implications that matter. It's not as simple as getting to keep all the benefits while just saying you are not married.

To me, none of this makes any sense. But everyone is an individual, and I guess that's what makes life interesting - we all make different decisions.
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