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Gay Rights Amendment Offered to Immigration Bill
NewsMax ^ | May 8, 2013 | Reuters

Posted on 05/08/2013 1:11:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Tuesday proposed a gay rights amendment to the Senate's immigration bill, prompting one of the measure's Republican sponsors to repeat his prediction that it could sink the legislation. "It'll kill the bill," Florida Senator Marco Rubio said in a brief interview. "There is a coalition of groups who are supporting immigration reform who will not support it if that's in there."

Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants and a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, is key to attracting conservative support for the bill. It remained uncertain whether the amendment would make it through the committee, which is controlled by Democrats.

The Leahy amendment, one of more than 100 offered two days before the Judiciary Committee takes up the bill, would allow U.S. citizens who are in "long-term committed relationships" to sponsor their foreign partners for green cards, which would allow them to live and work legally in the United States.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; homosexualagenda; illegalimmigration; immigration
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Crossing the aisle to work with demoncrats is an idiot's mission. Thank you Mr. Rubio. You may now count on your presidential ambitions as DOA!!
1 posted on 05/08/2013 1:11:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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Never liked Rubio, he speaks out of both sides of his mouth.


2 posted on 05/08/2013 1:13:02 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Jim Robinson

Good news, the witch is dead.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 1:13:51 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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So Rubio thinks that we need to import more fags?


4 posted on 05/08/2013 1:14:01 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Jim Robinson

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Tuesday proposed a gay rights amendment to the Senate’s immigration bill, prompting one of the measure’s Republican sponsors to repeat his prediction that it could sink the legislation. “It’ll kill the bill,” Florida Senator Marco Rubio said in a brief interview.

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It must be upside down day. For once - I agree with Leahy.

Rubio is right. Adding gay rights WILL kill the bill.

So, Go Pat Go!


5 posted on 05/08/2013 1:15:53 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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The more GOP 'moderates' move towards the democrats on any given bill, the farther left the democrats slide.

Maybe they think the GOP wants amnesty badly enough that they'll buy more radical leftwing bells & whistles.

On the other hand, maybe the democrats want to kill the bill altogether.

6 posted on 05/08/2013 1:17:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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Damned straight!


7 posted on 05/08/2013 1:17:28 PM PDT by Gaffer
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Thank you Mr. Rubio. You may now count on your presidential ambitions as DOA!!

And if he becomes the nominee in 2016? What then?

8 posted on 05/08/2013 1:17:42 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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What happened when Romney became the nominee? Don’t say you weren’t warned.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 1:19:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: humblegunner

Treason... with a strap-on.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 1:19:24 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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Amnesty?!
Hell No!!!


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11 posted on 05/08/2013 1:19:27 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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Then we have a repeat of 2008 and 2012. That being the case...

Defeat all RINO’s and their liberal agendas now! While you can.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 1:19:50 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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"It'll kill the bill," Florida Senator Marco Rubio said

Good! Let it die.

13 posted on 05/08/2013 1:22:08 PM PDT by iowamark
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"There is a coalition of groups who are supporting immigration reform who will not support it if that's in there."

Sure they will. Scratch my back, I'll scratch yours - it would take a professional politician to appreciate that, though...oh, wait...

14 posted on 05/08/2013 1:22:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: humblegunner

I thought he was saying, absolutely not - guess not.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 1:22:41 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Well, we have to support him.....he is the only one who can win. /s/


16 posted on 05/08/2013 1:24:00 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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Well you what they say Rube-io, lay down with dogs, get up with fleas.

Say goodbye to your presidential aspirations, ya shmuck.


17 posted on 05/08/2013 1:24:19 PM PDT by Wyrd biš ful aręd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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You’ve misspelled Rubio’s name. It should be Rub[e]io, as in Rube. Schumer’s done a great job of selling him a certain bridge in Brooklyn.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 1:27:44 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Jim Robinson; SandyInSeattle
He won't.

All his opponents need to do is morph his face into Mark Zuckerberg's and he's finished.

19 posted on 05/08/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: SandyInSeattle
You're displaying a defeatist attitude already!? Lets pick our guy/gal now and start working to make him the nominee. We can't have a nasty bitchy primary like in 2012 (even though Romney was a shoe-in despite the whole ugly affair).

We pick our guy now and freeze out any RINOs that try to horn in. It is imperative that we rally behind sombody very soon -- before 2014.

20 posted on 05/08/2013 1:28:49 PM PDT by Wyrd biš ful aręd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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