Fox Nation Takes Another Shot At Stirring Up Anti-Gay Outrage

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A headline on Fox Nation today claimed "Cambridge, MA set to Pay Gay Employees More Than Straight." The Fox Nation post excerpted an article from The Daily Mail, which has a similarly misleading headline. However, the Daily Mail article clearly explains that the city is offering gay employees a stipend to offset a federal tax that does not apply to straight employees.

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This tax results from the Defense of Marriage Act and applies only to gay employees, who must pay to put their spouses on their employer-provided health insurance. The Cambridge stipend simply offsets this tax, making the income of gay employees equal to that of straight employees, who do not have to pay to include their spouses on their health plan.

Fox Nation regularly tries to incite anti-gay sentiment. This is one of the less subtle examples.

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