Delta to Pay Healthcare Taxes for Gay Employees
Retroactive to January 1, 2015, Delta employees who cover same-sex domestic partners under the airline’s healthcare plans are no longer responsible for any federal or state income or payroll taxes associated with the coverage. The decision comes despite many states’ failure to recognize same-sex marriage.
“While this issue remains unsettled on a national level, Delta’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and respect is rooted deeply in the airline’s values and culture,” said Joanne Smith, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Delta.
Delta has also recently urged the United States Supreme Court to support marriage equality.
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