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Doma Employers

Separate But Equal Has Never Been Equal

Erik Newton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erik Newton

The Defense of Marriage Act forces employers to treat married same-sex couples differently from married straight couples. For example, because of DOMA, employers must withhold more from the paychecks of married gay employees than from those of married straight employees.

DOMA and the High Cost of Government-Mandated Discrimination

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

With DOMA, employers in states with marriage equality are forced to establish a dual system of employment where one set of employees is treated one way, and a second set another way, when it comes to federally regulated issues such as taxation and pensions.