“If this bill has in it something that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I’m done…I’m off it.“
-Marco Rubio, Andrea Tantaros Show. 6/13/2013
That’s what ‘Gang of 8′ amnesty front-man Rubio said when the Senate was debating the amendment, sponsored by Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) which would grant green cards to foreign partners of gay Americans. Leahy originally introduced the measure during the Senate Judiciary Committee markup of the bill, but he withdrew it under pressure from Republican lawmakers who said it would reduce the chance of the bill passing.
This was the full statement of Rubio regarding the amendment…
“If this bill has in it something that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I’m done…I’m off it, and I’ve said that repeatedly. I don’t think that’s going to happen and it shouldn’t happen. This is already a difficult enough issue as it is.”
Well things just got even more “difficult”, Senator.
This morning’s U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 ruling overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the Windsor v. United States decision, overturned the federal law that defines marriage as a heterosexual union, saying it violates the rights of married gay couples by denying them government benefits.
This ruling applies squarely to the Federal government, and now means that the Leahy Amendment text would be law of the ‘Gang of 8′ bill is passed in its current form.
Worse, the ruling would no doubt be extended by a friendly Federal judge within days to allow any illegal aliens granted amnesty to bring in same-sex “spouses”, or those they claim to be same-sex “spouses” (remember this is a population well-versed in marriage fraud), to the U.S. legally. DREAM-status illegals would be able to do this immediately. Other illegals could begin to do this within 5 years – until a judge says that’s unfair too.
So we have one question for Senator Rubio: Now that the Leahy Amendment would be the law of the land under your amnesty bill…are you “done”? Or will this be yet another promise broken?
Tell your Senator how the Supreme Court ruling extends amnesty to gay illegals and their “spouses”.
Call them NOW at 202-224-3121, and demand they stand against the ‘Gang of 8′ insanity.