Same-sex stipend a first in the US – The Boston Globe

Cambridge seeks to defray federal tax on health care

By Brock Parker Globe Correspondent / June 9, 2011
In a move that may be the first of its kind in the country, Cambridge will soon begin making payments to same-sex married public employees to defray the cost of what local officials have called a discriminatory federal tax.
Beginning in July, the city will begin paying quarterly stipends to city employees in a same-sex marriage who must pay federal taxes on the value of the health benefits their spouse receives from the city.

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