On Wednesday, June 5th, the Miami Beach City Commission will vote on enacting a first-of-its-kind Tax Equity Ordinance that would finally treat gay and lesbian city employees in domestic partnerships the same as married couples.
Current federal policy forces employers to charge their employees in same- or opposite-sex domestic partnerships extra taxes on health insurance. This is is real money that can sometimes lead to lost wages upwards of $1,000 a year. If it passes, the new policy would reimburse city employees in domestic partnerships for those extra taxes.
Passage is looking good, but it's not assured, as this could be the first city in the country to pass this type of Tax Equity Ordinance. That's why we're asking YOU to join us at the commission meeting on Wednesday. We want supporters there in full force to give the commissioners the confidence and support they need to vote in favor of equality.
The commission meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 5th, at 11:30AM at the City Commission Chambers on the 3rd Floor of Miami Beach City Hall, located at 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida.
We need as many people as possible! Tell your friends! See you Wednesday!
For more information about tax equity ordinances, check out this infosheet courtesy of Equality Florida.