Delta Airlines takes on tax burden for employees in same-sex relationships

April 3, 2015 2:31 AM

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Delta Airlines became the first major airline Thursday to cover the extra income taxes its employees in same-sex relationships have to pay for healthcare plans in states that don't recognize gay marriage.

The practice, known as "grossing up," effectively makes it so that same-sex couples pay the same cost of healthcare as legally married employees. The airline said the change will go into effect immediately and cover taxes retroactive to January 1.

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