Google Promotes Gay Rights in the Workplace

Google recently decided to expand employee benefits for its gay and lesbian workers. This benefit, extra pay that will be retroactive from the beginning of the year, covers a tax that these workers must pay to allow their partners to receive health benefits and is only applicable to workers in the United States. Married couples are exempt from paying this additional tax, which views employer-provided health insurance as taxable income and is determined by the cost of the employer's portion of benefits paid.