Gay Couples Pay More For Less... State and Federal laws, corporate rules cost gay and lesbian partners

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    Jun 27, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    And this is how right-wingers, Conservatives & Republicans want to keep things. Next time you defend them as doing better for the US economy (a false proposition anyway), consider what their policies do to the pockets of most gay couples.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37786402/ns/business-personal_finance/
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    Jun 27, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    Thanks for the post. However, IMHO, there are more of us in the community that don't care about this than I suspect that know about this. I have been talking about imputed income (meantioned in the article) for awhile since working in the insurance industry. Since it affects the personal bottom line (money), I am at a loss as to why we are not screaming to the heavens at the blatant monetary disparity between same sex and opposite sex taxing. As the article states, married couples are not penalized for covering their spouses, but same sex couples are, essentially paying twice for health insurance for the partner. On average, a same sex couple who can not marry will pay about $3000 and up for that coverage on top of the premiums being paid for the coverage. Insurance companies are required to report this imputed income to the IRS and you must declare it on tax returns. This raises your adjusted gross income and makes you pay more in taxes than you would if you did not have your partner as a covered dependent. Talk about taxation without representation! Where is our tea party?
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    Jun 28, 2010 1:10 PM GMT
    ErikTaurean said...On average, a same sex couple who can not marry will pay about $3000 and up for that coverage on top of the premiums being paid for the coverage. Insurance companies are required to report this imputed income to the IRS and you must declare it on tax returns. This raises your adjusted gross income and makes you pay more in taxes than you would if you did not have your partner as a covered dependent. Talk about taxation without representation! Where is our tea party?

    Opposing gay marriage by over 80%. It's only about taxes when it's a vehicle to advance a racist & bigoted agenda. Just as "States' Rights" was the banner that segregationists hid behind in the 1950s & '60s, Communism the reckless charge Republicans brought against their political opponents, and how "Family Values" is used today to legitimize homophobia. Add to that now false claims about taxes and big government, and the specter of a pending Socialist takeover.

    http://dekerivers.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/university-of-washington-poll-finds-racism-anti-gay-message-motivates-teabaggers/

    "Only 36% [of Teabaggers] think gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to adopt children, and just 17% are in favor of same-sex marriage."