Senate at impasse over LGBT rights in immigration bill

05/17/2013 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

Key Senate Democrats reportedly want President Barack Obama to help break a stalemate over the inclusion of a remedy for same-sex couples in an immigration bill. LGBT advocates are urging Democrats not to back down from Republicans who say the bill would not survive if an LGBT-rights amendment is added. "The idea that someone would let a bill like this die over something like this is astounding," said Maya Rupert of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

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