Leahy Withdraws Gay Couples Amendment In Immigration Bill

Alan Gomez of USA Today reports that Senator Patrick Leahy withdrew his “amendment that would have allowed gay and lesbian U.S. citizens to use the nation’s immigration system to petition for their partners they married in other countries.” Senator Dick Durbin said of Leahy, “I believe in my heart of hearts that what you’re doing is the right and just thing. … But I believe this is the wrong moment, this is the wrong bill.”

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