This is wonderful!
In Massachusetts, some same-sex couples have to pay a federal income tax that heterosexual married couples aren't subject to, but the city of Cambridge is doing something about it!
Public workers in Cambridge who put same-sex spouses on employer-provided health plans have been forced to pay an unfair tax on the coverage that can cost them $1,500 to $3,000 a year, but the city is going to pay these workers a stipend to offset the tax!
Here's what a city councilor for Cambridge had to say about it:
"Two people who do the exact same job should be paid exactly the same for what they are doing at work."
More from another city councilor:
"This is a city that models what equality really means."
Thank you, Cambridge! Yet another fantastic step in the right direction!
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!
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