Delta makes a move to regain its gay mojo

Delta Air Lines – its progressive voice recently quieted by Republicans in Georgia and criticized by LGBT activists for going soft – moved to regain its gay mojo by offering to pay the tax tab for same-sex couples on its payroll.

The Atlanta-based company announced that it will now pay for the federal or state income or payroll tax burden for same-sex couples enrolled in its healthcare plans. LGBT couples in states like Georgia and Texas that ban gay marriage pay additional taxes based on the value of the insurance, unlike straight couples or gay couples living in states that have legalized same-sex unions.

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