Extra pay for Seattle employees in same-sex marriages put on hold

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 1:23 PM

A Seattle proposal to pay provide extra pay to city employees who are in same-sex marriages is on hold.

The plan to pay couples a monthly stipend of $90 was intended to bridge a gap in income taxes -- same-sex couples pay more because the federal government does not recognize their marriages, thus preventing them from filing as such on their income taxes.

City Councilwoman Sally Clark said the city is putting the plan on hold while it weighs how best to implement the change. She said the idea could move forward early next year.

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