13857990 story Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays 1036 Posted by samzenpus on Thursday July 01, 2010 @05:00AM from the same-sex-compensation dept. GrApHiX42 writes "Starting on Thursday, Google is going to increase the salaries of gay and lesbian employees whose partners receive domestic partner health benefits, largely to compensate them for an extra tax they must pay that heterosexual married couples do not. Google is not the first company to make up for the extra tax. At least a few large employers already do. But benefits experts say Google's move could inspire its Silicon Valley competitors to follow suit, because they compete for the same talent."