Immigration plan includes LGBT families

As posted by Kerry Eleveld on

"An outline of a comprehensive immigration reform package circulating on Capitol Hill includes a provision that would allow U.S. citizens and legal residents to sponsor their same-sex partners for residency.

"On page 22 of the 26-page document, which could serve as a blueprint for the legislation, the proposal states, "It will eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status."

"Steve Ralls, spokesman for Immigration Equality, called the news an 'historic step forward' for lesbian and gay binational families."

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