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Federal Judge Blocks FMLA's Expanded Definition of Spouse (PDF)
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Apr. 7, 2015
"After the ruling, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement saying that the DOL's new FMLA rule requiring recognition of employees' same-sex marriages would essentially force state agencies to choose between violating federal regulations and complying with state law. On March 31, the Department of Justice (DOJ) requested a hearing on the preliminary injunction. In that request, the DOJ represented that the government would not try to enforce the new FMLA provisions against the states governments of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Nebraska while the preliminary injunction is in effect. However, the government also stated its understanding that it could enforce the provisions against other persons."

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