If this report is correct, yet another unilateral exercise in executive branch power is being substituted for Congressional action followed by a presidential signature.
This is deeply troubling, and for reasons that have nothing to do with gay rights or the lack thereof. What a president can unilaterally bestow he can unilaterally take away.
The 1993 law that is being reinterpreted to mandate same-sex family leave benefits intended nothing of the sort. This is a raw exercise of power by a hard-left collection of appointees who are simply in the business of doing what they want regardless of the Constitution’s requirements for law making..
Does anyone really believe –can anyone say with a straight face– that Clinton-era Labor Secretary Robert Reich wouldn’t have noticed such an intent in the law? That gay rights groups would have been silent on the oversight for nearly two decades?