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Google to Pay Homosexual Staff More than Heterosexual Employees
Life Site News ^ | July 5, 2010 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski

Posted on 07/05/2010 3:15:14 PM PDT by NYer

July 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A news release from Google says that the mega-search engine company will begin paying its homosexual employees more than their heterosexual counterparts.

Citing a tax law that says health insurance benefits paid to civil partners of homosexual employees are considered taxable income, while benefits provided to married spouses are not taxed, Google announced it will rectify the tax "discrimination" against homosexuals by paying them the difference.

On average an extra $1,069 per year will be given to homosexuals, according to a NY Times report.

The company said on its blog Thursday, that it will be “grossing-up imputed taxes on health insurance benefits for all same-sex domestic partners in the United States, retroactive to January 1, 2010.”

Google is well known for its endorsement of homosexuality and already has parental leave for homosexuals equivalent to the Family and Medical Leave Act; it is working with its insurers to change the definition of infertility - now defined as the inability to conceive a child after trying for one year - in order to have employee health benefits cover artificial insemination for lesbians.

It was reported that the company made the move in response to complaints from homosexual employees that they were discriminated against by the tax system.

"We said, 'You're right, that doesn't seem fair,' so we looked into it," Google Personnel chief Laszlo Bock told the New York Times. "From that initial suggestion, we said, let's take a look at all the benefits we offer and see if we are being truly fair across the board."

Daryl Herrschaft, director of the Workplace Project at Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual rights advocacy group, applauded Google's new policy.

"They're picking up the slack where the federal government hasn't recognized the reality of diversity in the workforce today," Herrschaft told the media.

"This is eliminating existing discrimination that ... gays and lesbians face in the workplace as a result of federal law that doesn’t acknowledge their families."

However, Focus on the Family spokesman Gary Schneeberger told FoxNews.com that the extra pay given to homosexuals is actually reverse discrimination and does nothing to equalize benefits to employees.

“If Google wants to be truly fair to its employees, it should consider extra compensation to married heterosexuals who are bitten every April 15 by the marriage-penalty tax,” Schneeberger said.

“How is offering more money to only one group to offset a perceived inequity not a form of discrimination against those groups not fortunate enough to receive such bonuses?”

Furthermore, Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl said Google's move could open the way for a reverse discrimination lawsuit against the company based on infringement of the statute of equal pay for equal work, and giving preference to benefits based on sexual orientation.

“There’s a potential for a reverse discrimination suit because of the equal pay for equal work statute which says that if I’m doing the same job as the person next to me that my marital status or sexual orientation shouldn’t be taken into consideration. It’s my work performance that should be taken into consideration,” Wiehl told FoxNews.com.


Contact info:
Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: +1 650-253-0000
Fax: +1 650-253-0001
Email: (via website)

Google Toronto
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Phone: +1 416-915-8200
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: employment; fdrq; google; homosexual; homosexualagenda; homosexuals
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1 posted on 07/05/2010 3:15:24 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Bing baby....


2 posted on 07/05/2010 3:16:25 PM PDT by cranked
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To: NYer

BING


3 posted on 07/05/2010 3:18:52 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: NYer

So much for “equality” the left likes puke out of its mouth every chance it gets.


4 posted on 07/05/2010 3:19:04 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Google has been my browser ever since it was created. Now I’m down to choosing between Google that supports homosexuals and Bing that supports abortion. Oh brother!


5 posted on 07/05/2010 3:19:21 PM PDT by NYer ("God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar." St. Maximilian Kolbe)
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To: NYer

6 posted on 07/05/2010 3:19:58 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: NYer

What would happen, I wonder, to an American Corporation which decided to pay heterosexual employees more than homosexual employees?


7 posted on 07/05/2010 3:21:47 PM PDT by bvw
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To: historyrepeatz

ROFL!!!


8 posted on 07/05/2010 3:21:57 PM PDT by NYer ("God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar." St. Maximilian Kolbe)
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To: NYer

I doubt this will be popular even in CA.


9 posted on 07/05/2010 3:22:38 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NYer

What about the google employees that are muslims observing Sharia law? Can they behead their homosexual coworkers and claim the pay increase for themselves?


11 posted on 07/05/2010 3:23:33 PM PDT by GregoTX
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To: NYer

Use Bing.com!


12 posted on 07/05/2010 3:23:46 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: NYer

Lawsuit. Discrimination against hets.


13 posted on 07/05/2010 3:24:16 PM PDT by rintense
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To: NYer

No wonder when I Googled “July 4 hotdogs”, it went to fudgepacker website with an American flag at the background.


15 posted on 07/05/2010 3:25:39 PM PDT by max americana
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To: aloishammer

Yup, their take homo pay is the same.


16 posted on 07/05/2010 3:26:32 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: NYer

Another reason to commence using Startpage.com. I quite using google about a year ago. Startpage doesn’t load you up with cookies and record the sites you visit.


17 posted on 07/05/2010 3:27:38 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: NYer

We all this coming. Equality my cracked backside, these people want apartheid. They justify their hatred and wishes for violence by claiming that they’ve been so downtrodden all these years, just like muslims.


18 posted on 07/05/2010 3:27:45 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: NYer
it is working with its insurers to change the definition of infertility - now defined as the inability to conceive a child after trying for one year

My wife has a gay cousin who has been with his partner for about 20 years. At the recent baptism of my granddaughter, he mentioned that he and his partner wanted to have a child. I told him that, if that was the case, they were "doing it" wrong. He was not amused.

19 posted on 07/05/2010 3:27:45 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Obama's Village: where pillage meets spillage.)
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To: NYer

So any employee ‘discriminated against by the tax system’ gets a raise? By definition the progressive tax system discriminates.

Stupid.


20 posted on 07/05/2010 3:27:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: GregoTX

Dude you made me laugh big time!


21 posted on 07/05/2010 3:28:52 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: NYer

“Google announced it will rectify the tax “discrimination” against homosexuals by paying them the difference.”

They used the word ‘rectify’ and ‘homosexual’ in the same sentence. How many of those homosexuals live on Rekdal Road on Camano Island, WA?


22 posted on 07/05/2010 3:32:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NYer

So... lets talk bottom line. If I go to work for Goo-gle, how much more money do I get if I tell em I’m a homo?

And is there a bonus for being a tranny? I mean, to be fair, that is even more expensive, what with the hormones, surgery, makeup etc.


23 posted on 07/05/2010 3:33:17 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: aloishammer

Is this the same Lis Wiehl that believes citizens have a right to grab and push police officers?


24 posted on 07/05/2010 3:33:53 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: NYer
Christiansearch.me seems to work... I think I saw a reference for it here on Freerepublic. I've been using it for close to 6 months and it seems to work well.
25 posted on 07/05/2010 3:34:15 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: NYer

gay on pay day


26 posted on 07/05/2010 3:36:41 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Heckuva job, Brownie!.)
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To: aloishammer
Nope. No legal standing -- the amount of money the employee actually gets is the same.

Gets after paying taxes, you mean? I'm pretty sure that there's already Google employees who have begun the process of filing a lawsuit right now, both single and married employees.

27 posted on 07/05/2010 3:36:58 PM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
They justify their hatred and wishes for violence by claiming that they’ve been so downtrodden all these years, just like muslims.

Since they can't reproduce, they need the extra money to fund adoptions and IVF procedures. (/sarc)

28 posted on 07/05/2010 3:48:42 PM PDT by NYer ("God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar." St. Maximilian Kolbe)
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To: Neoliberalnot
All right! Since the Scroogle Scraper went off line, I've been looking for a replacement...

Thx for the heads up...

29 posted on 07/05/2010 3:51:13 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: NYer

That’s fine, employers should pay their employees whatever they wish.

However, I bet most people who support Google on this would NOT agree.


30 posted on 07/05/2010 3:53:01 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: NYer

In the next 5 minutes I’m going to remove everything Google from my computer. Ciao


31 posted on 07/05/2010 3:56:25 PM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
He was not amused.

If he is like most homosexuals of my acquaintance, isn't that is his usual state?

32 posted on 07/05/2010 3:56:36 PM PDT by magslinger (If recycling makes cents as well as sense, I am all for it.)
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To: SuperLuminal

Scroggle works just fine

http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm


33 posted on 07/05/2010 3:56:52 PM PDT by Syncro (Troopathon 2010! www.troopathon.org!)
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To: NYer

And the reason is?


34 posted on 07/05/2010 3:58:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: NYer
So...what about singles that get taxed more than married couples?? Isn't THAT discrimination against singles? And what about the marriage tax? Doesn't that discriminate against married couples?

THE WHOLE FRIGGIN TAX CODE NEEDS TO BE ABOLISHED! IT'S A FARGIN ABOMINATION AND WE ARE ALL SLAVES TO THIS CORRUPT GOVERNMENT UNTIL WE GET RID OF IT!!

35 posted on 07/05/2010 4:00:06 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: LegendHasIt

If somebody is bi or only latent do they get less than a flamer?


36 posted on 07/05/2010 4:00:20 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: aloishammer; NYer
So suit is filed and the company can't come up with any homosexuals on the rolls.

Or, at least no one willing to PROVE IT in court.

The Moslem guys gotta be real careful whose heads they chop off Fur Shur.

37 posted on 07/05/2010 4:02:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NYer
A group of non-pervert google employees should be at the front steps of the nearest Federal court tomorrow morning with lawyers in tow.
38 posted on 07/05/2010 4:07:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: freekitty
And the reason is?

"Citing a tax law that says health insurance benefits paid to civil partners of homosexual employees are considered taxable income, while benefits provided to married spouses are not taxed, Google announced it will rectify the tax "discrimination" against homosexuals by paying them the difference."

39 posted on 07/05/2010 4:10:53 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes
There is no way that stands in a court of law. If the law of the state is no gay marriage, any company showing favoritism toward said group is violating the EOE statues, and thus, up for pending litigation, potentially from married couples.

The precedent is another slippery slope. If allowed to stand, employees could sue for equal protection if they're smokers, over weight, etc.

40 posted on 07/05/2010 4:13:41 PM PDT by rintense
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To: NYer

http://www.ixquick.com/

I started using this when Google began working for the government.
I do Bing for silly things like “Hello Kitty”.


41 posted on 07/05/2010 4:20:38 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: Syncro

Scroogle was my default search engine but they are having problems with Google again. It’s so bad, they say they may have to permanently retire their scraper. Search for something there and you will see the problem.


42 posted on 07/05/2010 4:40:20 PM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: SoConPubbie

Not if Post #5 is right.


43 posted on 07/05/2010 4:53:54 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Do they also get discounts at Homo Depot?


44 posted on 07/05/2010 4:55:43 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: NYer; 185JHP; AFA-Michigan; Abathar; Agitate; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; ...
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45 posted on 07/05/2010 5:18:35 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: NYer

Do what I do - use Dogpile.


46 posted on 07/05/2010 5:23:36 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Thanks NYer.
Citing a tax law that says health insurance benefits paid to civil partners of homosexual employees are considered taxable income, while benefits provided to married spouses are not taxed, Google announced it will rectify the tax "discrimination" against homosexuals by paying them the difference.
Okay, I now want a job with Google, and if any of you get a call for a personal reference on me, tell them I'm a homosexual, and have been a homosexual for about five years, having worked in homosexual positions (ahem) in every state of the union and every province in Canada. Oh, and I was "married" up there, but wound up getting it annulled. /sarc
47 posted on 07/05/2010 5:28:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
If somebody is bi or only latent do they get less than a flamer?

I'm a lesbian trapped in a male body. Would I get more?

48 posted on 07/05/2010 5:30:56 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: NYer

Soooooo...........if you work there, it would make sense to “come out” in buddy-pairs regardless of your actual status. DIdn’t Kevin James and somebody make a movie like that?


49 posted on 07/05/2010 6:21:10 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Palin/Undecided 2012...make that Palin/Whoever She Picks...)
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To: NYer; Neoliberalnot; El Cid

I sent them an email in protest, and also had previously sought a way to search quality conservative sites, which you can choose. The answer was to create my own Google own custom Search Engine for Christian apologetical issues. See it at the very bottom of my home page here: http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/

And read how to do it if you have your own web site here. http://forums.christiansunite.com/index.php?topic=25745.0


50 posted on 07/05/2010 7:05:01 PM PDT by daniel1212 ("Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out " (Acts 3:19))
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