When the city of San Francisco briefly legalized same-sex marriage in 2004, Jack Denelsbeck and Jonathan Javins jumped at the chance to wed. The couple had been together for seven years, and at a time when gay marriage wasn’t legal anywhere else, they thought it would be their only chance to say their vows in front of friends and family.
"I will never forget how overwhelming it felt to join hands and exchange rings," said Denelsbeck, 33. "We both burst into uncontrollable heaving sobs."
The last thing on their minds was taxes.