The US Labor Department plans to update regulations related to the family medical leave act (FMLA) that would extend those rights to gay employees. The FMLA allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave every year to take care of themselves, loved ones, or to facilitate an adoption.
Under the alleged new regulations, the FMLA will now be available to individuals regardless of their sexual orientation. Allegedly, the Labor Department will base this on a new interpretation of the law and will not ask Congress to rewrite the current law. That means that future presidents could reverse the decision.