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Log Cabin Allies Sponsor Bill to End Tax Penalty on Employer Funded Health Benefits

Log Cabin Allies Sponsor Bill to End Tax Penalty on Employer Funded Health Benefits

Jun 2, 2011

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(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans are pleased to announce two of our allies, Representative Richard Hanna (NY-24) and Representative Nan Hayworth (NY-19), have signed on as original co-sponsors of the Tax Parity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act.“We need common sense, pro-growth policies to give businesses and entrepreneurs renewed confidence in our economy and to remove Washington as the roadblock to job creation.  Under current policy, the federal tax code is punishing the business community for providing their gay and lesbian employees with benefits.  Congress can help private sector growth by eliminating the punitive domestic partner tax,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “Companies such as American Airlines, Dow Chemical and MassMutual have stepped up to support this issue on behalf of their employees, and we will continue working with them to ensure pro-business legislation gets enacted.  We are grateful to Representatives Hanna and Hayworth for their pro-business and pro-equality leadership.”

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Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.

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