Conservatives Fear IRS Overreach After SCOTUS Marriage Case
Some conservatives are worried the Supreme Court's historic decision on same-sex marriage could strip religious groups of their tax exempt status.By Matt Picht | July 16, 2015
Opponents of same-sex marriage have found another reason to worry about the Supreme Court's latest ruling on the matter: it might send the Internal Revenue Service after churches.
The fear stems from oral arguments on the case back in April, when Justice Samuel Alito asked U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli about a 1983 court case which allowed the IRS to revoke a Christian college's tax-exempt status for banning interracial marriage or dating.
Alito asked, "Would the same apply to a university or college if it opposed same-sex marriage?"