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December 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM

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Seattle considers stipend for married same-sex city employees

City should not be involved
The mayor of Seattle now wants to pay a monthly stipend to Seattle employees who are in a same-sex marriage to make up for the discrimination tax wise because the federal code does discriminate in this regard [“Seattle is weighing a stipend for married same-sex city employees,” NWWednesday, Dec. 5].

Mr. Mayor, if you want to donate personally, put your money where your mouth is and you donate. For the city to make such expenditures or to even be involved in such a matter is totally wrong.
—George M. White, Seattle


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I have no problem with gay marriage, but to pay people more just because they don't... MORE
why not also pay renting single people with no children more as the Federal tax law... MORE
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