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Obama moves to ensure sick leave for gay couples

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration will work to ensure gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, the White House said today.

President Obama is directing the Labor Department to draft rules making clear that the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to same-sex couples, allowing gay and lesbian employees to take unpaid leave to care for a sick spouse regardless of where they live.

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