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18 January 2018 17:23 (South Africa)

Google to cover extra tax for gay couples

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

On Thursday Google announced that it will stump up for an extra cost that gay and lesbian workers currently incur if their partners receive domestic partner health benefits. This is to make benefits fair across the board, as heterosexual married couples are not hit with the same tax. The decision will apply retroactively from 1 January 2010. Read more: New York Times

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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