Thursday, June 24, 2010

In Other Gay News...

- Australia's new Prime Minister Julia Gillard is against same sex marriage. [Advocate]

- The Department of Labor has interpreted the Family and Medical Leave Act in such a way that will allow same sex parents to take leave to care for a sick child, even if he/she is not legally related to the child. [Leonard Link]

- And in another positive move from the government, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has sent a letter to major hospital associations urging them to institute equal rules for same-sex couples when it comes to rights of visitation and power of attorney. [Towleroad]

- The Family Research Council is concerned that conservative gays might be pushing for national handgun concealed carry license reciprocity as a way to further reciprocity for same sex marriage licenses. A concern (or potential legitimate tactic) that David Kopel shoots down without too much trouble. I tend to agree with Kopel that any Second Amendment reciprocity arguments are not likely to have a huge impact on marriage equality, but it's a fun thought experiment. [Volokh]

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