Schools Fear Impact of Gay Marriage Ruling on Tax Status

In The New York Times, Laurie Goodstein and Adam Liptak report that conservative religious schools fear they will lose their tax-exempt status if the Supreme Court finds a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. The schools’ concerns are rooted in a 1983 Supreme Court decision allowing the Internal Revenue Service “to revoke the tax-exempt status of schools that banned interracial relationships.” Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., representing the Obama administration, said the situation would “depend on how states work out the balance between their civil rights laws.”

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