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Originally published Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 5:23 AM

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Seattle backs off allowance for gay employees

The city of Seattle has postponed plans for a wedding gift to gay employees when they marry.

The Associated Press

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SEATTLE —

The city of Seattle has postponed plans for a wedding gift to gay employees when they marry.

The city had planned to give those workers a $90 a month allowance to offset a federal tax break available only to heterosexual couples.

KOMO reports (http://is.gd/pKxNEc) critics called it a pay raise for being gay.

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn canceled plans for a Wednesday news conference, saying the allowance may be illegal. He says the city is looking at options to address the inequality for same-sex couples.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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