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Labor Department extends caregiver leave rights to same-sex couples
Labor Department extends caregiver leave rights to same-sex couples

Most legally married same-sex couples will be entitled to take up to 12 weeks leave to care for an ailing spouse regardless of whether the state in which they live recognizes their marriage under a rule issued Wednesday by the Department of Labor. The new rule is the last major step in a series of moves by the Obama administration to extend federal rights to gay couples under the Supreme Court’s Windsor decision two years ago. It extends the right to medical leave to legally married same-sex couples living in states that do not recognize their marriage. The rule applies primarily to couples who wed in a state that allows same-sex marriages but who live in one that does not. Under...

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