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May 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Do not exploit gay rights issue to stop immigration reform

The U.S. Senate is on the verge of debating comprehensive immigration reform, and there are signs Republicans and Democrats are cooperating to finally pass a substantial bill.  The Senate Judiciary Committee’s 13-5 decision Monday to send the measure to the floor is a big deal, and though I support equal rights for same-sex couples (and…


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March 5, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Supporters of same-sex marriage rally before the U.S. Supreme Court

Two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court have inspired friend-of-the-court briefs from a broad range of interests. One is a challenge of the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as “only a legal union between one man and one woman.” The case of U.S. v. Windsor is about equitable treatment by the Internal Revenue…


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