Partners of lesbian mothers to get paternity leave – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 17th, 2009 in homosexuality, news, paternity leave by sally

“Both women in lesbian couples with children should be given compulsory paternity and maternity leave, under proposals tabled in the European Parliament.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th April 2009


The Big Question: Do we need to change the rules on maternity and paternity leave? – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2009 in maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“Why are we asking this now?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for a dramatic change in parental leave arrangements to ensure that fathers and lower-income parents are better served. The Commission insists that mothers and fathers should be able to share the leave allowance to give men more time with their children while both maternity and paternity pay should be raised to encourage low income families to take advantage of the benefit.”

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The Independent, 31st March 2009


Fathers to be given six months’ paid paternity leave –

Posted May 17th, 2007 in news, paternity leave by sally

Fathers will be allowed to take six months’ paid paternity leave instead of mothers under new Government proposals. The law will not come into effect until maternity cover is extended to 12 months, which will happen in April 2009 at the earliest.

Full story, 17th May 2007