FMLA now applies to leave for care of children by same sex couples

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In the past, same-sex couples who needed time off to care for a child were excluded from FMLA coverage because the interpretation of the definition of "son or daughter" under the law did not encompass children of same-sex parents. So the Obama administration's Department of Labor has issued an "Administrator's Interpretation" that broadens the definition of "son or daughter" to include same-sex couples.

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