Tuesday, June 22, 2010

FMLA for Gays & Lesbians

Change comes one step at a time.  President Obama has done an incredible job of including gay and lesbian people in incremental changes to current policies that exclude gay people.  We need to applaud him for the steps he has taken as opposed to criticizing him for the things he has yet to fulfill....

From our "It's about time" file, gays will be able to leave work to care for an ailing child. President Obama continues to slowly but surely chip away at discrimination against gays by tweaking the Family and Medical Leave Act. President Obama has made a number of small changes that have increased benefits to gays and lesbians since taking office. Under his administration, gay employees have been given long-term health insurance for their partners, day care, and child subsidies. The Federal Housing Authority cannot consider a loan applicant’s sexuality anymore. The Census Bureau will count the number of Americans who say they’re part of a same-sex couple. The president even addressed "modern families" in his Father's Day address. While people are throwing stones at him over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," perhaps they should consider other changes he's made that have a far-reaching impact. Two snaps up!

SOURCE: http://www.eurweb.com/?p=31267

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