Biogen Idec to offset tax for gay staff

There are 6 comments on the Boston.com story from Dec 26, 2012, titled Biogen Idec to offset tax for gay staff. In it, Boston.com reports that:

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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Since: Mar 09

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#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

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#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.

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