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State of the Movement Plenary, Creating Change 2016

I spent January 22-24 at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference in Chicago, joining 4000 activists from across the spectrum, of all ages, colors, and backgrounds, to learn, network, and plan for the future. Here’s a look at some of the family-related highlights I observed.

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Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Is Banned

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A month ago, many people would have predicted that marriage equality was coming soon. Not nearly as many would have guessed the imminent arrival of protections from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Court Blocks FMLA Leave for Same-Sex Spouses

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A judge has blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rule that married same-sex spouses who are otherwise eligible could to take time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), even if they don’t live in states that recognize their marriage.

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Lesbian Mom to Head Largest Rabbinic Group in N. America

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Rabbi Denise Eger today becomes head of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the oldest and largest rabbinic organization in North America. She’s also a lesbian mom.

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Same-Sex Spouses Can Now Take FMLA Leave in All States

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The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that married same-sex spouses who are otherwise eligible will be able to take time off to care for each other under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), even if they don’t live in states that recognize their marriage. But same-sex parents should know one more thing about FMLA.

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