My household actually pays that extra tax since the Feds don't recognize our relationship, so I'm a directly interested party.
It's only fair to say that Baldwin also emphasized that
To me, this is yet again an instance in which the ruling Democrats, either led or not by President, confront an opportunity to treat LGBT people as full citizens -- or deny that we fully belong. Mostly, they choose the second option. It looks easier. Nothing that matters is easy.