"The patchwork of laws on marriage wasn't working for them," Badgett said. "Now we're looking at a new patchwork developing. That's not going to work for them, either."
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M.V. Lee Badgett, distinguished scholar at the Williams Institute, a think tank on sexual orientation and public policy, said the new tax policy is likely to help more couples than it hurts.
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