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Senator Marco Rubio: ‘I'm done’ if immigration bill includes gay couple amendment

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a co-author and key proponent of the Senate immigration bill, said he will revoke his support if an amendment is added that allows gay unauthorized immigrants to claim foreign same-sex partners as family.

"If this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I'm done," Rubio said Thursday during an interview on the Andrea Tantaros Show. "I'm off it, and I've said that repeatedly. I don't think that's going to happen and it shouldn't happen. This is already a difficult enough issue as it is."

The amendment, introduced by Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, would grant green cards to foreign partners of gay unauthorized immigrants who seek legal status under new rules in the bill. Leahy originally introduced the measure during the Senate Judiciary Committee markup of the bill, but he withdrew it under pressure from Republican lawmakers who said it would reduce the chance of the bill passing.


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ROFL this is hilarous. I

ROFL this is hilarous. I mean, my GOD! how can someone read these headlines without busting out in laughter. This is more corralling of humans via the State. How will they prove someone is gay? How will they know someone claiming to be gay isn't lying just to get in? Why stop at Gay?

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