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Labor Department announces final rule for LGBT workplace executive order

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Dept-of-Labor
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday announced the final rule for prohibiting discrimination against transgender federal employees and LGBT employees of federal contractors. [...]

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Labor Department extends employment protections to transgender workers

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Dept-of-Labor
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday issued guidance clarifying that sex discrimination includes gender identity and transgender status of individuals who work for federal contractors and subcontractors. The news follows a June announcement by Labor Secretary Thomas Perez that the department is updating enforcement protocols and ... [...]

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Obama Administration expands federal benefits for married same-sex couples

Friday, June 20, 2014
AP
WASHINGTON -- A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits Friday to same-sex couples, including those who live in states where same-sex marriage is against the law. The new measures range from ... [...]

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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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Labor Dept.: Same-sex spouses have benefit rights, regardless of residence

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Labor-Dept
WASHINGTON -- Legally married same-sex couples enjoy the same federal rights as other married couples when it comes to pensions, 401(k)s, health plans and other employee benefits, even if they live in states that don't recognize their union, the Labor Department said Wednesday. [...]

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

Monday, June 21, 2010
labor
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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