Tuesday, June 22, 2010

FMLA to Cover Leave for Gay Partners of Federal Employees

Dol Update: This piece from the AP suggests that Obama's actions will go beyond federal employees: "His administration planned to announce Wednesday [tomorrow] that the Labor Department would order businesses to extend unpaid leave for gay workers to care for newborns or loved ones."  stay tuned for Wednesday's announcement. PS

Michael Shear writes for today's Washington Post that:

On Wednesday, the Labor Department is expected to announce that federal officials have rethought the Family and Medical Leave Act, concluding that under the law, a gay federal employee may take leave to care for a child with a gay partner. 

This news is part of a story about how the Obama Amdinistration is using executive orders and administrative reinterpretations to expand federal rights and benefits for gays and lesbians.

Hat tip: Above the Law.

rb

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