Government proposes new marriage definition for Family Medical Leave Act

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  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    June 24, 2014 5:23 p.m.

    The change to the Family Medical Leave Act was reasonable given the changes in public attitudes and recent court decisions. However, the law was enacted by Congress and Congress should have made the changes, not the Executive Branch through the Department of Labor. This joins with other actions of the Executive Branch that erode the Separation of Powers between the three branches of government.

    We've had "Do Nothing Congresses" in the past, and we survived the deadlock. However, the events of the last 6 years have eroded the Legislature to the point that it is impotent and ignored. Short term gains for special interests could term to long term disasters for our freedom and constitutional government.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 23, 2014 7:41 p.m.

    "At this point, what does it really matter?

    The federal government has turned into a lawless, rogue agency that does not bother to follow its own rules anyway. Let whomever wants to, to be a visitor. Pay benefits to anyone and everyone who claims some relationship.

    Spouse can mean different things to different people. One man, one women; two men, two women, one man and a farm animal; two men and three women, whatever. Why the discrimination and hatred by just limiting it to two of the same species regardless of gender?

    Just change the law to get taxpayers out of this mess entirely. And, repeal the entire Family and Medical Leave Act.

    June 23, 2014 2:12 p.m.

    What kind of person would refuse leave too someone to spend time with a dying/disabled spouse? Is that what the term "Christian" has come to mean?