Gays and Lesbians Will Qualify For FMLA Leave to Care for Their Partners' Children

President Obama will announce Wednesday that gay and lesbian workers can take family and medical leave to care for the sick or newborn children of their same sex partners, the New York Times reported.

According to the newspaper, the new ruling, to be announced by the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, will expand the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to employees in a same sex relationship whose partner has a child, even if the employee has not legally adopted the child.

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