Movement for Equality in Taxation

On July 17, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means
Committee voted to remove the taxation of domestic partner benefits
as part of “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act,” HR 3200.

If the health-care reform bill moves forward as is, it will mean
that an employee who covers their domestic partner or same-sex
spouse will no longer pay more in income tax than married
heterosexual couples. We’ve been lobbying Congress, drafting
suggested language for our elected allies, and mobilizing our
supporters to make sure that LGBT families are included in
comprehensive health care with provisions such as this one. We’ll
be sure to keep you updated as the bill progresses.