Biogen Idec to offset tax for gay staff

Dec 26, 2012 Read more: Boston.com 6

Amit Rakhit earns the same salary as other vice presidents leading drug development teams at the Weston-based biotech company Biogen Idec, but, because he is gay, he ends up bringing home about $3,000 less every year.

Read more

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#1 Dec 26, 2012
I'd prefer that the companies just lean on Congress with us.
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Dec 26, 2012
That's nice, although I prefer it not to necessary.
Sam

Arnold, MO

#4 Dec 26, 2012
Gays and non married people shouldn't have to pay MORE taxes while married heterosexual espicaly those with kids get more and more entitlements as years go by.
Lez Bee On-ess

Randolph, MA

#5 Dec 26, 2012
Feds need to catch on that this is fair and equitable but it is nice to see a few companies value their employees to this extent. Kudos!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#6 Dec 26, 2012
snyper wrote:
I'd prefer that the companies just lean on Congress with us.
I do too but in the mean time it's nice they are doing something that has immediate impact.

This is a growing and under reported trend.

Over 50 U.S. companies now offer similar measures.

Kudos to Biogen.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#7 Dec 27, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>I do too but in the mean time it's nice they are doing something that has immediate impact.
This is a growing and under reported trend.
Over 50 U.S. companies now offer similar measures.
Kudos to Biogen.
Perhaps if enough of them sign on, then in a few years they can complain to Congress about the undue burden unjust Federal Policy places upon them.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Health Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Treatment for erectile dysfunction 2 hr giljames12345 4
News Vietnam does not import tainted frozen berries ... 5 hr KENIAQUYTGAOWISKY... 20
News Genital Warts Treatments (May '07) 5 hr HIV- Goodlife Cainta 187
News Lesbians Receiving Unequal Treatment from Cuban... 5 hr CRUSADER 6
News Smoking ban becomes law (Dec '09) 7 hr Sneaky Pete 205
News Didn't get autism from a vaccine? That doesn't ... 7 hr friend GARBAGE 2
News E-cigs tied to drinking, other risky teen behav... 7 hr Schmones 1
News Pregnancy Symptoms - 12 Very Early Symptoms of ... (Jun '07) 14 hr Knc198417 6,226
More from around the web