More US firms offer offset to compensate for discrimination against same-sex couples in tax code

November 1, 2011 Numerous major law firms have begun to offer a benefit for employees that enroll their same-sex partner in the firm’s health care plan. The benefit aims to offset federal, state and local income taxes paid on the value of the partners’ benefits which heterosexual spouses are not subject to.

Legal blog Above the Law has been keeping tabs on who offers the benefit, and has compiled this list of major firms that are doing their part to ease the effects of discrimination against same sex couples:

Bingham McCutchen
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Debevoise & Plimpton
Dickstein Shapiro
Fenwick & West
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman
Hogan Lovells
Latham & Watkins
McCarter & English
McDermott Will & Emery
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Morrison & Foerster
Munger Tolles & Olson
O’Melveny & Myers
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Reed Smith
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
SNR Denton
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Williams Mullen
Winston & Strawn


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