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Leahy withdraws gay couples amendment in immigration bill

Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced, but ultimately withdrew, an amendment that would have allowed gay and lesbian U.S. citizens to use the nation's immigration system to petition for their partners they married in other countries.
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May 22, 2013
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Nation's Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Respond to Senate Judiciary Committee Failure to Consider UAFA

Nation's Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Respond to Senate Judiciary Committee Failure to Consider UAFA

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May 21, 2013

Nation’s Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Respond to

Senate Judiciary Committee Failure to Consider UAFA

 

This statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Lambda Legal, Equality Federation and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Dr. Phil promotes GLAAD campaign and calls for equality in the #BoyScouts

This Thursday, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts' National Council will converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to the Boy Scouts' longstanding ban on gay members. Today, Dr. Phil tweeted out his support for equality in the Boy Scouts, as well as posting a longer message to his official Facebook.
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May 21, 2013

VIDEO: Exclusive hidden camera footage of Eric Jones being kicked out of Boy Scouts for being gay

Thanks to newly-released hidden camera footage, now all Americans can watch the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) fire Eric

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May 21, 2013

Catholic Church sees "hopeful future" for Boy Scouts if gays included

The Catholic Church, in a letter to Scouts for Equality (SFE), states that it is "hopeful" about the future of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) even if it votes to include openly gay scouts later this week.

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GLAAD and other LGBT groups speak out on immigration reform

GLAAD and other LGBT groups call on Congress to maintain family unity at the heart of immigration reform. The groups support changes to the immigration bill that will provide an accessible pathway to citizenship, and ardently oppose draconian amendments that would make immigrants permanent second-class citizens.

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LGBT Groups to Senate Judiciary Committee: Amendments to Immigration Legislation Must Provide Reasonable and Fair Path to Citizenship

LGBT Groups to Senate Judiciary Committee: Amendments to Immigration Legislation Must Provide Reasonable and Fair Path to Citizenship

Following is a statement regarding amendments to the Title II provisions of the immigration bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee will debate this week.

The statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Equality Federation, National Center for Transgender Equality.

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