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Guest Post: California Married Individuals May Qualify for Paid Time Off for Family Leave

Guest Post: California Married Individuals May Qualify for Paid Time Off for Family Leave

Because Proposition 8 was overturned by the US Supreme Court, if you are in a same sex marriage, you may qualify to take paid time off from work if your husband or wife is seriously ill. Now that same sex couples can marry in California, they may qualify for paid family leave under California law. They may also qualify for family leave under federal law. However the federal law does not provide income during the period of the leave. Read more…

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Policy and Legal Update – January 20-26, 2014

Policy and Legal Update – January 20-26, 2014

MEUSA closely monitors marriage equality polls, ballots, laws, and lawsuits nationwide, and keep our website updated with changes in these areas on a near-daily basis. Every Monday we update you with policy and legal updates covering the preceding week. You may always find the most up-to-date information on the Current Policy & Legal Status page on the MEUSA website. Read more…

Keep on Keepin’ On for Marriage Equality

One year ago I described the 2012 election as the turning point in the struggle for marriage equality, as three states won or protected the freedom to marry at the ballot box and another fought back a constitutional ban. But if 2012 marked a watershed, 2013 was the deluge over that divide, with a record number of states recognizing equal marriage, and more than half of those doing so legislatively. In one year, the number of marriage equality states effectively doubled. Read more…

Policy and Legal Update – January 13-19, 2014

Policy and Legal Update – January 13-19, 2014

MEUSA closely monitors marriage equality polls, ballots, laws, and lawsuits nationwide, and keep our website updated with changes in these areas on a near-daily basis. Every Monday we update you with policy and legal updates covering the preceding week. You may always find the most up-to-date information on the Current Policy & Legal Status page on the MEUSA website. Read more…

Policy and Legal Update – January 6-12, 2014

Policy and Legal Update – January 6-12, 2014

MEUSA closely monitors marriage equality polls, ballots, laws, and lawsuits nationwide, and keep our website updated with changes in these areas on a near-daily basis. Every Monday we update you with policy and legal updates covering the preceding week. You may always find the most up-to-date information on the Current Policy & Legal Status page on the MEUSA website. Read more…

In-Lawful Marriage

When Jeff and I married this past September, we expected that we would recognize a difference in our lives and in our relationship after tying the knot.

What I don’t think we fully expected, though, was just how much our marriage meant to other people, and how it would change the way even our friends and families relate to and about us. Read more…

Policy and Legal Update – December 30, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Policy and Legal Update – December 30, 2013 – January 5, 2014

MEUSA closely monitors marriage equality polls, ballots, laws, and lawsuits nationwide, and keep our website updated with changes in these areas on a near-daily basis. Every Monday we update you with policy and legal updates covering the preceding week. You may always find the most up-to-date information on the Current Policy & Legal Status page on the MEUSA website. Read more…