Rubio balks at possible LGBT amendment to immigration bill

06/14/2013 | Politico (Washington, D.C.) · Yahoo

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has filed an amendment to the Senate immigration reform bill that would help binational same-sex spouses who aren't recognized by federal law. The bill will be considered on the Senate floor, meaning the amendment will need at least 60 votes to be considered for approval. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he's "done" if the amendment is approved. "If this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill," Rubio said.

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