Britney Spears, Celebrities, Gay, Gay Marriage, Money, Tax Law

The REAL Threat to the Institution of Marriage

Social conservatives are constantly carping about the threat that gay marriage allegedly poses to the institution of marriage. In response, proponents of gay marriage reflexively bring up the (rather tired) example of Britney Spears, and her joke of a marriage to Jason Alexander.* The debate gets pretty old, pretty fast.
Here’s what we want to know:

What about those Columbia graduate students? Why isn’t anyone talking about the threat that THEY pose to marriage?

* Jason Allen Alexander, Britney’s pretty cute childhood friend — not that other Jason Alexander. And now that K-Fed is history, might Jason and Britney get back together?
Columbia Grad Student Marries Friend to Get Bigger Financial Aid Package [TaxProf Blog]
Feigned Marriage Helps to Prove Financial Independence [Columbia Spectator]
How a Marriage of Convenience Saved $11,000 in Student Aid [News Blog/Chronicle of Higher Education]

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