Biglaw, Chadbourne & Parke, Gay, Gay Marriage, Perks / Fringe Benefits, Tax Law

More Firms Stand Up For Marriage Equality

President Barack Obama now supports marriage equality. And so do many major law firms, it seems. More than 30 top firms provide the “tax offset for domestic partner health benefits” or the “tax equalization for same-sex health benefits.” (If you’re not familiar with this benefit, also known as the “gay gross-up,” see this explanation.)

Since our last discussion of which Biglaw firms offer the tax offset, a few more names have jumped on the bandwagon. Let’s find out which ones, shall we?

Here are five major law firms (i.e., Am Law 100 or Vault 100) that now offer tax equalization for same-sex health benefits:

These firms are in very good company. As we mentioned in our prior write-up, more than 25 leading law firms already offer this benefit. For the complete list, with the five newcomers added, flip to the next page.

Please email us, subject line “Gay Gross-Up,” with corrections or additions to our list. Thanks!

P.S. As we’ve mentioned before, the New York Times also tracks which firms have made this commitment to LGBT workplace equality. If you’d like to see your firm on the NYT list, please contact Tara Siegel Bernard.

For Gay Employees, an Equalizer [New York Times]
A Progress Report on Gay Employee Health Benefits [Bucks / New York Times]

Earlier: Breaking: Barack Obama Officially Supports Gay Marriage
Biglaw Perk Watch: Has the Gay Gross-Up Hit the Tipping Point?
Prior ATL coverage of the gay gross-up

ATL Law Firm Directory
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