Skip to comments.Google to Pay Homosexual Staff More than Heterosexual Employees
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 doesnt 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.
Theres a potential for a reverse discrimination suit because of the equal pay for equal work statute which says that if Im doing the same job as the person next to me that my marital status or sexual orientation shouldnt be taken into consideration. Its my work performance that should be taken into consideration, Wiehl told FoxNews.com.
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So much for “equality” the left likes puke out of its mouth every chance it gets.
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!
What would happen, I wonder, to an American Corporation which decided to pay heterosexual employees more than homosexual employees?
I doubt this will be popular even in CA.
What about the google employees that are muslims observing Sharia law? Can they behead their homosexual coworkers and claim the pay increase for themselves?
Lawsuit. Discrimination against hets.
No wonder when I Googled “July 4 hotdogs”, it went to fudgepacker website with an American flag at the background.
Yup, their take homo pay is the same.
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.
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.
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.
So any employee ‘discriminated against by the tax system’ gets a raise? By definition the progressive tax system discriminates.
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