Obama Administration Proposes Rule to Make Same-Sex Spouses Eligible for the Family and Medical Leave Act

President Obama recently instructed the Department of Labor to draft new rules under which members of same-sex couples who are legally married would be eligible for unpaid time off to care for their spouse, just as members of heterosexual married couples are entitled to. The announcement represents continued progress in determining the ramifications of last year’s Supreme Court decision that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional.

Further details of the announcement can be found at the following link:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-20/same-sex-couples-to-be-eligible-for-leave-under-u-s-rule.html