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Same-sex marriage ruling impacts immigration law too
Two months ago, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) was pressured to withdraw an amendment from a Senate immigration bill that would have allowed U.S. citizens to apply for green cards for their same-sex partners. He did so, he said, with a heavy heart, acknowledging that such a concession was necessary to prevent Republicans lawmakers from derailing the bill.
By Sandra Hernandez
July 3, 2013