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Leahy files amendment to immigration bill to extend rights to binational, gay couples

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday filed an amendment to a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would extend immigration benefits to foreign-born, gay partners of American citizens. ...

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Leahy disappointed immigration bill excludes gay, bi-national couples

Friday, May 24, 2013
J. Scott Applewhite, APU.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Sen. Patrick Leahy said Friday he was disappointed he was unsuccessful in his bid to amend immigration reform legislation to protect same-sex couples in which one of the partners is foreign-born. ...

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Senate committee approves immigration bill without provisions for gay couples

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (right) confers with the committee's ranking Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassley on Monday. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP
WASHINGTON — Far-reaching immigration legislation neared a final committee vote on Tuesday as the White House and Democratic supporters pressed the panel's chairman to delay a showdown over the rights of gay spouses until a debate in the full Senate. ...

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GOP, Religious leaders: Gay rights plan threatens immigration bill

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Religious leaders said Wednesday that adding a gay rights proposal to immigration legislation could risk their support for the bill, setting up a potential Senate showdown. ...

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Leahy submits immigration amendment to allow gays to sponsor foreign-born partners

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sen. Patrick Lehy
WASHINGTON – The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday filed an amendment to a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would allow legally married gay Americans to sponsor their foreign-born same-sex partners for green cards. ...

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GOP threatens immigration reform if LGBT advocates try to include same-sex partners

Thursday, May 2, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the U.S. Senate are warning that efforts to include an amendment that offers a path to legal residency for foreign-born partners of gay Americans would derail an immigration package currently being considered in the Senate Judiciary ...

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Leahy wants immigration benefits for same-sex couples

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Sen. Patrick Lehy
WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy wants the government to start affording same-sex, married couples the same immigration benefits that heterosexual couples now enjoy. ...

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Senate panel approves LGBT-inclusive domestic violence bill

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Sen. Patrick Lehy
WASHINGTON -- A Senate panel approved LGBT-inclusive legislation on Thursday that would extend and strengthen programs working to combat and prevent domestic violence. ...

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Senate Judiciary Committee votes to advance DOMA repeal bill

Thursday, November 10, 2011
A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday voted to advance the Respect for Marriage Act, an historic bill that would fully repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a ...

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Boehner: ‘DOMA is law of the land, and should remain law of the land’

Saturday, July 23, 2011
John Boehner
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) this week indicated that he would not bring up the "Respect For Marriage Act" up for a vote in the House of Representatives. ...

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