Leahy Introduces LGBT Inclusive Amendment to Immigration Bill

Jun 12, 2013 Full story: EDGE 11

Less than a month after reproaching his fellow lawmakers for abandoning LGBT equality in immigration reform, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy , has filed an amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill that would allow the spouses of gay and lesbian U.S. citizens to become permanent residents.

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Carver

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#2 Jun 12, 2013
Great now my taxes will go to paying for a bunch of queer wet-backs to get free healthcare, food stamps and welfare checks.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#3 Jun 12, 2013
Bless you Senator. I always liked you.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#4 Jun 12, 2013
That's a Poison Pill.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#5 Jun 12, 2013
Then Europa should be very happy because he hates everyone who wasn't born in the USA.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#6 Jun 12, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
Then Europa should be very happy because he hates everyone who wasn't born in the USA.
UNTRUE. I just do not believe we should allow any more immigration into the U.S. for environmental reasons. We have too large a population as it is. There is NO "RIGHT" to immigrate into the U.S. and every sovereign country has a RIGHT to control it's borders in any way it sees fit.

If you don't believe that then why have any immigration laws or borders, or border controls at all ?
Brian

Attleboro, MA

#8 Jun 12, 2013
Carver wrote:
Great now my taxes will go to paying for a bunch of queer wet-backs to get free healthcare, food stamps and welfare checks.
Your tax money only goes to the rich anyway, with tax breaks for them and these multi billion dollar corporations

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#9 Jun 12, 2013
Brian wrote:
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Your tax money only goes to the rich anyway, with tax breaks for them and these multi billion dollar corporations
HEY ! I OWN those multi billion dollar corporations and I WANT those richly-deserved tax breaks !

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#10 Jun 12, 2013
So he's giving the Dems another opportunity to grow a backbone. I kinda think he'll be disappointed (along with all the rest of us).

What I don't understand is that the people that have the most to gain from adopting reasonable immigration reform is the Republicans. WHY can't the Dems simply put equal recognition for same-sex couples in the bill and then tell the Repugs, "We DARE you to scuttle this bill. GO for it!! Let's see how you do in the next election if you do."

BUT.... that would take some backbone where none exists. So I'm not holding my breath.
Brian

Attleboro, MA

#11 Jun 12, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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HEY ! I OWN those multi billion dollar corporations and I WANT those richly-deserved tax breaks !
Your employees deserve them more than you do. Presumptively, you treat them poorly and pay them even more poorly, if you're like most American corporations.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#12 Jun 12, 2013
Brian wrote:
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Your employees deserve them more than you do. Presumptively, you treat them poorly and pay them even more poorly, if you're like most American corporations.
PAY THEM ???!!! It's an HONOR that they even get to WORK FOR Weyland-Yutani Corp.!(Our motto is "Building Better Worlds" :))

(Our NEWEST endeavor is Project LV-426)

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#13 Jun 12, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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HEY ! I OWN those multi billion dollar corporations and I WANT those richly-deserved tax breaks !
You really do live in a fantasy world if you believe that.

The 1% certainly don't post on Topix. They'd have people to do that for them if it even registered on their consciousness.

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