Recently a Lesbian couple, married last year, tried to get their taxes filed, and their tax preparer refused to serve them, because they were legally married.
In a statement she then released, Fivecoate insisted that she has gay clients, but as a Christian she cannot prepare a married same-sex couple’s taxes. “The LGBT [sic] want respect for their beliefs, which I give them,” she claimed. “I did not say anything about their lifestyle. That is their choice. It is not my choice. Where is their respect for my beliefs?”
So apparently, the tax preparer objects to them being married, and having her file their tax returns is against the wishes of the bible. Where does the bible ever say “thou shall not prepare taxes for lesbians”? More over, how preparing somebody’s taxes constitutes as violating someone’s beliefs? Nobody is asking the tax preparer to endorse their marriage or anybody’s else lifestyle, just file their taxes. They are not asking for a custom-made cake.
What is really sad is this is 2019 folks. We’re still having issues with people being denied services for being who they are. Whether or not, your customer is married or not, shouldn’t at all factor in whether they are worthy of getting their taxes done. I am pretty sure I am going to hear some B.S excuse for religious right folks about some bible verse way in the back.