It's hard enough to get a long maternity leave in the US, much less any type of paternity leave. Do you think moving towards a family leave act would be feasible? From an article from Huffington Post:
I have a suggestion. Since a primary objection to a national paid leave policy is essentially "why should I support someone else's decision to have a child?" then let's leap-frog past everyone else in the world and stop talking about parental leave completely. What we should be debating, instead, is paid Family Leave.
Because all of us have a family. And odds are that family will need us -- our elderly parent, our ailing sibling, or incapacitated spouse -- at some point in our lives. Adding a period of paid (or partially paid) time to the menu of accepted workplace benefits, eliminates the more picayune squabbles we've been having on the subject.
Read the complete article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/paternity-leave-policies-maternity-leave-debates_n_2409974.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents
What do you think?