Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Senate Health Insurance Bill Keeps "Gay Tax" on Benefits

Pam's House Blend.com
December 22, 2009
The discriminatory "gay tax" on employer-provided health benefits for same-sex spouses or partners would continue under the version of health care legislation formulated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and accepted by all 60 Senate Democrats over the weekend. Under existing law, health benefits that employers provide to the opposite-sex spouses of employees are exempt from federal income tax. But identical benefits provided to employees' same-sex spouses or partners are taxed as income. [link]

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