My personal opinion is that single people do not have the same and equal rights as married people under the tax code therefore everyone should be taxed at an individual tax rate regardless of marriage status. My issue comes with the "Equal Rights" part of the whole marriage and taxes equation. Why should Gay married couples or Straight Married couples receive preferencial treatment from our government through the tax system? Is this not discriminatory against non-married americans? Why should non-married americans have to have a larger tax burden than married americans under our tax laws? There are some questions to get a discussion going. Debate, Discuss, and disagree if you don't like the opinion. Try to tell me why you think i'm right or wrong in my opinion. EDIT: I am not suggesting eliminating Child Tax Credits only taxing all individuals in the same manner for fairness and equality.