White House says "we'll see" on same-sex couples in immigration reform

Metro Weekly
April 18, 2013

The White House made no promises Wednesday to push for a comprehensive immigration bill that includes protections for binational same-sex couples.

Speaking to reporters, White House press secretary Jay Carney reiterated a statement by President Barack Obama from yesterday that the Senate bill introduced by a bipartisan group of senators, known as the "gang of eight," is a compromise and does not entirely reflect the bill the president would have written.

"As the president said, this bill is clearly a compromise and no one will get everything they want from it, including the president," Carney said. "That's the nature of compromise."