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Uniting American Families Act Wins Support From Two Republicans

WASHINGTON — Two Republican House members signed a bill on Friday that would allow same-sex couples equal rights as heterosexual ones for immigration purposes, making the legislation bipartisan — although with only small levels of GOP support — in both chambers. Reps. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) and Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) joined Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and […]

Big Firms Join Quest for Same-Sex Couple Immigration Reform

Companies like Pfizer and Goldman Sachs have gotten behind a new bill that would allow U.S. citizens to sponsor their same-sex partners for citizenship, Uniting American Families Act (UAFA). FORTUNE — When Gordon Stewart met his partner Renato over a decade ago, he never imagined he’d have to leave his country of birth for his relationship. […]

Immigration Reform Should Address Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON — Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the sole Republican co-sponsor of a bill to give binational same-sex couples equal rights to petition for immigrant visas, said Tuesday that she remains committed to getting the legislation passed, either on its own or as part of comprehensive immigration reform. Collins told HuffPost that her first preference would […]