Okay I have some honest questions.
Oh, I agree with you that it is fair. It is not just for new parents - I could have taken it last year when my husband had surgery.
>> A single, unmarried, with no kids adult can take the same leave as a working parent. It's the rare individual who doesn't have any extended family that the act covers. <<
Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?
Two kids and she works 50 hours a week to support them.
How does having a new baby NOT require time off?
That only works if you never want children at all.
<Yet, people want paid time off for having babies but arne't giving the same to someone who, say wants to travel and see the world.
Uh, caring for a newborn is no vacation. Also, most of my students are working, so obviously an education doesn't always require time off. Both children and an education last a lifetime. So I'm not sure what your point is. If you're going to advocate for something, it seems as though we should be advocating for equal time off for education as well as family leave.
I'll see your 12 weeks and raise you 16 weeks.
It's one of the only good reasons to live in Connecticut, IMHO.