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Old 06-03-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Where laws can be ignored due to political correctness
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Advocates for gays and immigrants are clashing over a proposed immigration bill that would let gay and lesbian Americans sponsor their immigrant “permanent partners” for legal U.S. residency.

The chasm inside the immigrant rights community has led the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops — a major partner in the drive for expanded immigrant rights — to withdraw its support from a House bill to be filed Thursday that would speed up reunification of immigrants with their families.
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Another major ally, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, head of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, called the efforts to slip gay rights into the immigration debate a “slap in the face to those of us who have fought for years for immigration reform.”
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Advancing the gay rights language “will backfire exponentially” on the effort to win passage of immigration reforms, Rodriguez said. “Good luck trying to pass comprehensive immigration reform without the faith community behind you.”
Gay partner language could doom immigration reform - Gebe Martinez - POLITICO.com

As much I support in gay marriage and rights I still disagree on amnesty for illegal immigration.

But, oh well for all those amnesty peddlers. That's what you get when you align yourselves with people who can't think past religion.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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Gay partner language could doom immigration reform - Gebe Martinez - POLITICO.com

As much I support in gay marriage and rights I still disagree on amnesty for illegal immigration.

But, oh well for all those amnesty peddlers. That's what you get when you align yourselves with people who can't think past religion.
I think this is the reason that this bill (S.424) is getting play time before CIR, so as not to lose the support from religious groups for CIR, or for the DREAM act bill.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:06 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I see nothing wrong with allowing gay partners to immigrate here legally. I see it as a slap in the face to them that we are considering amnestying illegals but are telling them to go pound sand.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: The Wine Country, CA
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Gay partner language could doom immigration reform - Gebe Martinez - POLITICO.com

As much I support in gay marriage and rights I still disagree on amnesty for illegal immigration.

But, oh well for all those amnesty peddlers. That's what you get when you align yourselves with people who can't think past religion.
Amen!!!
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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I see nothing wrong with allowing gay partners to immigrate here legally. I see it as a slap in the face to them that we are considering amnestying illegals but are telling them to go pound sand.
I completely agree.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Let’s see, who would this country benefit from – intelligent, educated, self-sufficient gays; or, illiterate, welfare-seeking illegals? Hmmm. . . .
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Let’s see, who would this country benefit from – intelligent, educated, self-sufficient gays; or, illiterate, welfare-seeking illegals? Hmmm. . . .
The former, of course.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Where laws can be ignored due to political correctness
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I think this is the reason that this bill (S.424) is getting play time before CIR, so as not to lose the support from religious groups for CIR, or for the DREAM act bill.
And I guarantee you that the religious community will have a strong oppositional stance to that bill as much as they as were in favor of CA's prop 8.

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Let’s see, who would this country benefit from – intelligent, educated, self-sufficient gays; or, illiterate, welfare-seeking illegals? Hmmm. . . .
I wonder about that as well.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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Let’s see, who would this country benefit from – intelligent, educated, self-sufficient gays; or, illiterate, welfare-seeking illegals? Hmmm. . . .

yeah breed on to collect so future generations can collect , better let the gays pay!
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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its funny when one disenfranchized group seeks to further supress another disenfranchised group.

its those same religious christian nutjobs that are also calling for a boycott of the census.

with some head shaking...
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Gay partner language could doom immigration reform - Gebe Martinez - POLITICO.com

As much I support in gay marriage and rights I still disagree on amnesty for illegal immigration.

But, oh well for all those amnesty peddlers. That's what you get when you align yourselves with people who can't think past religion.
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