Because it will come up in the questionnaires, see?
You can call it a sign of the times if you like. Most likely it’s because many states don’t recognize same-sex marriages, and income tax preparers are trying to help folks navigate the shoals of their state and local tax codes.
Oh, since we’re on the subject of homosexuality, a couple of the bloggers here at the Patheos Catholic Channel are talking about gay-related subjects. Pascal-Immanuel Gobry thinks the Church hasn’t done enough to combat homophobia, especially in Africa. Meanwhile, The Anchoress thinks it’s time to get rid of that word in connection with the Church’s teaching on homosexuality.
Go check out their thoughts.