U.S. court halts Labor Department rule on same-sex couples

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 26, 2015 7:06 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. court in Texas on Thursday issued a stay to halt the U.S. Labor Department from implementing a rule that would expand medical leave protections for same-sex couples.

The state of Texas last week sued the Labor Department over a rule that would grant family medical leave protections to all married same-sex couples, saying it violates the rights of states that do not recognize gay marriage.

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