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Federal judge in Texas temporarily blocks FMLA benefits for married, same‑sex couples

Thursday, March 26, 2015
A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration from implementing a new rule under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that extends equal benefits to married, same-sex couples. [...]

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Texas sues federal government over FMLA benefits for same-sex couples

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
The lawsuit comes following a change by the Labor Department granting paid time off to legally married same-sex couples, even if they are living in a state, like Texas, that does not recognize same-sex marriage. [...]

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Labor Dept. updates Family and Medical Leave Act to include same-sex spouses

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday issued a final rule revising the regulatory definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to include married, same-sex couples. [...]

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Obama moves to ensure FMLA applies to married, same-sex couples

Friday, June 20, 2014
Barack Obama
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, the White House said Friday. President Barack Obama is directing [...]

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Obama administration to expand family, medical leave benefits to same-sex parents

Monday, June 21, 2010
President Obama is taking another step to expand the rights of gay workers by allowing them to take family and medical leave to care for sick or newborn children of same-sex partners, administration officials annoiunced Monday. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is scheduled to make the announcement on Wednesday that will [...]

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