Fate of immigration bill gay rights measures in doubt
May 21st, 2013
02:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Fate of immigration bill gay rights measures in doubt

Washington (CNN) - As the Senate Judiciary Committee neared completion of its consideration of comprehensive immigration reform legislation on Tuesday, it remained unclear whether the panel's top Democrat would move forward with a pair of controversial gay rights amendments vehemently opposed by congressional Republicans.

The amendments, offered by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, would recognize same-sex marriages in which one spouse is an American, and also would allow U.S. citizens to sponsor foreign-born same-sex partners for green cards given proof of a committed relationship.

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  1. Wake up People!

    Here we go again. The GOP does not want this bill to pass but are too cowardly to admit it.

    What part of EQUAL RIGHTS doesn't the GOP understand???

    May 21, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  2. just sayin

    democrats up to their usual tactics of sabotaging the immigraion bill just as they did in 2007. they really don't want to solve the problem, just use it politically to their advantage. to them, the people involved are nothing but pawns.

    May 21, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    After IRS, Benghazi scandals, public trust shifts to GOP
    May 21, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    May 21, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "After IRS, Benghazi scandals, public trust shifts to GOP"

    Not a single poll supports that claim haha. Frustrating isn't it? All your best laid traps and plans and most carefully organized shenanigans JUST. DON'T. WORK.? That's gotta wear on you guys, eh?

    May 21, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  5. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Sniffit

    "After IRS, Benghazi scandals, public trust shifts to GOP"

    Not a single poll supports that claim haha. Frustrating isn't it? All your best laid traps and plans and most carefully organized shenanigans JUST. DON'T. WORK.? That's gotta wear on you guys, eh?
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    It's in the news. Hint, try a Washington news paper. That was an article in it.

    May 21, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  6. Thomas

    @just sayin
    democrats up to their usual tactics of sabotaging the immigraion bill just as they did in 2007. they really don't want to solve the problem, just use it politically to their advantage. to them, the people involved are nothing but pawns.

    @Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)
    After IRS, Benghazi scandals, public trust shifts to GOP

    ==========

    What right wing non profit do you two work for ?

    When you guys find the WMD's in Iraq and the smoking gun regarding Benghazi , let us know !

    Look in the mirror and ask yourselfs who is trully a pawn ?

    May 21, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  7. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Sniffit – Democrats don't believe in polls unless they're in their favor. Anyone with a brain knows that.

    May 21, 2013 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "It's in the news. Hint, try a Washington news paper. That was an article in it."

    The conservative jerk-rag Washington Examiner citing Rasmussen polling without reference to any sampling error measurements and relying on a 2% difference? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! OK, fine...no OTHER polls are showing that whatsoever. LOL. Pathetic.

    May 21, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "It's in the news. Hint, try a Washington news paper. That was an article in it."

    The conservative jerk-rag Washington Examiner citing Rasmussen polling without reference to any sampling error measurements and relying on a 2% difference? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! OK, fine...no OTHER polls are showing that whatsoever. LOL. Pathetic.

    And BTW, the question was far narrower than you claimed. It was solely about who people supposedly trust more to handle investigating the scandals, not who the public trusts more in general. One might argue the question is a bit loaded in that of course the public trusts one party to investigate the other party more than it trusts a party to investigate itself. Loaded questions and push polls are Rasmussen's bread and butter.

    May 21, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    just sayin

    democrats up to their usual tactics of sabotaging the immigraion bill just as they did in 2007. they really don't want to solve the problem, just use it politically to their advantage. to them, the people involved are nothing but pawns.
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    Republicans blocked Pres. Bush's bill. He knew his party was losing Latino support, and needed a boost for 2008. Too bad that the congressional Republicans didn't see it that way and voted against it. BTW, this article is about a Democrat's immigration bill being vigorously opposed by Republicans, not the other way around.

    May 21, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  11. CB FL

    95% of black and white voters are not paying any attention to this. 100% of the latino voters are paying attention. 2014 is starting to look really dood for the Dems.

    May 21, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  12. The Real Tom Paine

    -Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Sniffit – Democrats don't believe in polls unless they're in their favor. Anyone with a brain knows that.
    ***************
    Since your obvious lack of gray matter disqualifes you, what is your point? One poll from Dick Morris' favorite polling organization is not proof of anything other than the shrinking bubble the Right lives in.

    May 21, 2013 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |