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Immigration Reform And Gay American Exceptionalism

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is not surprising that social conservatives are busy demanding that President Barack Obama remove binational couples from Immigration Reform. Obama recently unveiled his immigration reform push stating that there needed to be a provision in it to allow America’s lesbian and gays to sponsor a non-American so long as they are within a permanent relationship.

Currently, same-sex couples cannot sponsor immigrant spouses for citizenship because of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Of course, Brian Brown is leading the charge against this plan stating “This is yet another example of the president playing politics rather than enforcing our nation’s laws and offering a true, workable solution. . .First, his administration threw in the towel and refused to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Then, he came out of the closet on gay marriage. Now, he is apparently proposing a direct violation of DOMA, currying added favor with gay activists, many of whom have lavished contributions on his reelection campaign.”

Ah…but then again, Colbert is right. Nothing can beat American exceptionalism- especially our gay exceptionalism!

Others are claiming that this move is going to complicate immigration reform, but it is unclear if it will.



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