Those aren't family values. They are government regulation of business.
Bernie would have a better chance if he stayed an Independent. By calling himself a "Democrat" he's now pandering for votes, kissing up to the party leaders, and trying to be something he claims he's not.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
Bernie is in this race to force the Democrat presidential contenders to discuss the issues he wants them to talk about. If he was an independant he would not be in the Democratic debates and would not be able to do it.
He knows damned well he has no chance of winning.
Where I work, both men and women can take parental and both take equally long leaves. The sex discrimination concern seems like a red herring.