Leslie Schafer: The first thing that we've done -- which we've never done before -- is we hired an accountant, because we had absolutely no idea what to do.
Schafer: We are told by one person that we have a domestic partnership equivalent. But we're also told by someone else from the state who told us that it has no name. Literally, the state of California told us, no, your relationship has no name.
Tom Watson: Our tax returns are extremely expensive to do and extremely cumbersome. And we would much rather be treated fairly and equitably like all other couples that have been together for a long time. My partner and I have been together for 14 years.
David Paddock: Well, actually, if you're in a relationship, you have to do a federal mock return for California, and then you have to do two federal returns, one for yourself and one for your partner. So you're really preparing three federal returns by the time you're done prepping all of your returns.