Will the Push to Include Gay Couples Kill Immigration Reform?

New York Magazine
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May 1, 2013
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Gay rights and immigration reform are two of this year's hottest political topics, and they'll go head to head next week when the Judiciary Committee considers adding provisions to protect same-sex couples to the Senate's bipartisan immigration bill. The conflict has been brewing for months, and Democratic senators in the Gang of Eight agreed to leave the provision out of the bill after their GOP counterparts argued that they couldn't sell the bill to fellow Republicans with a gay rights provision. Now it seems likely that the measure will be added as an amendment, and Republicans are threatening to tank the whole bill.