Family and medical leave now available for feds with same-sex spouses

The Washington Post: Federal workers with same-sex spouses can now use family and medical leave benefits from their employers, according to a memo from the Office of Personnel Management.

The change comes as a delayed response to the Supreme Court ruling that overturned a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act on June 26. Under the new guidelines, federal employees can claim the FMLA benefits retroactively if they took otherwise-qualifying leave any time after the court’s decision.

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