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BRIEF: Delta Will Pay Taxes on Same Sex Marriage Insurance Plans

Atlanta, Georgia-based Delta Air Lines announced in a press release Thursday afternoon that, effective immediately, employees who cover same sex partners under the carriers healthcare plans will not have to pay any state or federal tax associated with the coverage. The airline says that it will pay those taxes retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015 and will continue to pay them from here on out. “While this issue remains unsettled on a national level, Delta's commitment to diversity, inclusion and respect…