Obama Expands Gay Workers Rights

Administration officials uncovered on Monday that by this week, President Obama will initiate to boost the rights of gay workers, by permitting them to take family and medical leave in order to care for sick or newborn children of same-sex partners.

In addition, they posted that the policy will be framed in a ruling to be announced on Wednesday by the Labor Department's wage and hour division.

The new rules outline that an employee in a same-sex relationship can file for leave to care for the child of his or her partner. The rule is applicable even if the worker has not lawfully adopted the child.

The step undertaken by the Obama administration is a part of his response to the concerns of gay men and lesbians, considering the attributes of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman as husband and wife.

On Tuesday, Mr. Obama is revealed to come forward to welcome the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocates to a White House reception marking June as "LGBT Pride Month".

Jennifer W. Chrisler, Executive Director of the Family Equality Council, another advocacy group, posited that nearly one million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families were up- keeping about two million children.