The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas today declined the U.S. Department of Labor's request to dissolve its preliminary injunction issued last month preventing its unconstitutional revisions to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) from taking effect. The revisions sought to redefine “spouse” to include same-sex couples.
Court Grants General Paxton’s Request for Preliminary Injunction to Halt Obama Administration’s Proposed FMLA Rule
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement after a federal district court granted the state’s request for preliminary injunction on the Obama Administration’s attempt to revise the definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The Texas Attorney General’s Office today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor over the newly revised definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which includes a same-sex spouse if the marriage occurred in a state that recognizes such marriage. Attorney General Paxton is also advising state agencies to follow state law, not the federal rule.