Lawmakers Seek To Extend FMLA To Same-Sex Couples

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT) -- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would broaden the employee protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act to allow workers to take unpaid time off to care for a same-sex spouse or partner and additional family members.

The proposed legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., would not change the terms of the FMLA, but would expand its coverage to permit employees to take unpaid leave to care for a same-sex spouse or partner and would also provide...
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