Biogen Idec to offset tax for gay staff

Dec 26, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Boston.com

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.

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I'd prefer that the companies just lean on Congress with us.
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That's nice, although I prefer it not to necessary.
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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.
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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!

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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.

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<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.

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