Monday, March 30, 2015

Nebraska AG joined successful Texas effort to deprive married gay couples of Family and Medical Leave

Last Thursday a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against a recent Labor Department policy change granting family medical leave benefits to legally married same-sex couples living in states that forbid same-sex marriage — after Nebraska joined Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in an amended complaint to stop FMLA benefits for gay couples.
     One of the plaintiffs to the Nebraska suit to overturn the state's gay marriage (AND domestic partnership AND civil union ban) has stage IV cancer, so at least if she outlives Attorney General Doug Peterson's stalling tactics, he will have the cruel satisfaction of knowing that her gay family will not have received the FMLA benefits that he doubtless took advantage of after his recent cancer diagnosis.
     What a contemptible piece of work. Ugh.
     From the above-linked Washington Blade article:

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