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  1. ryansson says

    Um no, the Demcrats have their foot on the GOP’s neck because the GOP NEED this bill to succeed.

    So I think Rubio and McCain would sign it even it granted a pathway to citizenship for Genghis Khan.

    We must hold Senate Democrats to account for this. This bill is a crucial pillar in the fight for LGBT equality under federal law.

  2. paul says

    Its actually the GOP that are making this issue central to the debate…..they are using it as a reason to not vote for this…they dont want to appear that they hate latinos…but are perfectly happy to still prove they hate gays. God they are so tired.

  3. Strepsi says

    I agree with all above about the tired hateful GOP, especially the “States’ Rights” canard — since when are States allowed to make people citizens of the U.S.? It’s Federal pure and simple, as is federal income tax, which is why DOMA also will not survive.

    The federal government does have a reason to exist, as it represents the COUNTRY, you tea-bagging dummies!

  4. Fahd says

    Let’s hope one-time Mormon Marco Rubio, who looked so ridiculously short next to Mitt Romney that he couldn’t be considered as a vice-presidential candidate, gets his ass kicked back to Sarah Palin oblivion sooner rather than later. Most of us have stopped listening.

    People of Florida wake up!

  5. Pete N SFO says

    He’s showing himself to be another dinosaur in the GOP… The poor must be thinking, “yeah, I’m with John McCain on this???”

    It ain’t the Primary, Marco. If you ever want a latin vote outside of Florida, you better figure this one out fast.

  6. CKNJ says

    This pathetic TeaBagger is touted as a possible Presidential Candidate in 2016? If the GOP allow this, they deserve to be sent the way of the dinosaur (which they sort of do anyhow)…. if we EVER, EVER have a TeaBagger President, we are all f*cked… no way can we allow that to happen.

  7. Patric says

    Ryansson, Rubio and McCain aren’t being asked to “sign” anything. They’re not the President. They’re Senators whose votes are needed.

    More significantly, I think you underestimate the Republican resistance to reform. While it may be true that Republicans in states with large Latino populations and Republicans with 2016 Presidential aspirations see political benefit in having a comprehensive immigration reform bill passed, there are still plenty, plenty of Republicans in the House (King, Gohmert, Foxx, Bachmann, etc., etc.) opposed to any reform and others who might be open to some reform but for whom LGBT inclusion in a bill could be a non-starter. Some of these House members are far less concerned about how their party does in the 2016 Presidential election than they are about making sure that they are not primaried from the right in their conservative congressional districts.

  8. Jerry says

    With all the optimistic talk about immigration reform, there are so many ways that real reform can be torpedoed in the House, that so-called ‘gay inclusion’ would only amount to another convenient excuse. Rubio’s a dinosaur and has a limited political future. And yes, he’s too short to be President.

  9. Patric says

    Btw, you can be assured that Log Cabin Republicans and similar losers will be sure to point to statements like this as evidence that Rubio is a “moderate” Republican. Sadly, by Republican standards, the neanderthal actually is.

  10. jamal49 says

    Here’s two solutions, Marco:

    1. End completely the unfair advantage that Cubans have by abolishing the automatic grant of asylum and residency whenever a Cuban national steps foot on American soil.

    2. Make marriage equality federal law, giving same-sex couples the same rights under federal residency laws that heterosexual couples have.

  11. Brian says

    The Republicans were destroyed in the last election — which would have been an easy win for a mainstream opposition party — because of not only their position on immigration, but also LGBT issues.

    They’re WAY out of the mainstream.

    If immigration reform fails because the GOP marches to the hard right once again, the electorate will punish them once again.

    The GOP is pushing immigration reform because they’re hoping to try and return to a mainstream position of electability that they lost over the last two election cycles. But an anti-gay effort — overt or covert — will keep them out of the mainstream regardless of what they do otherwise.

  12. andrew says

    Rubio has his eye on a White House bid in 2016. We have to make sure he doesn’t think it is okay to walk over us LGBT people to get there. Remember this is a guy who said that he didn’t know how old the earth is in order to appease his right wing fundamentalist Christian base.

  13. David Hearne says

    Making gay spouses equal to others under immigration law is really the only issue that Congress needs to address. There is absolutely no reason to grant amnesty to the illegals or open the floodgates to new citizens who will prove to be an environmental, economic, and cultural disaster to America. This country is full. Deport the illegal aliens, close the border to all but the most desirable immigrants, and stop chain migration.

  14. BETTY says

    Oh David, your such an enlightened individual aren’t you? Do you think we are stupid and aren’t on to your tea bag trolling? Quit pretending you are a gay man. It’s insulting.

  15. andrew says

    @Caliban: Marco Rubio was born in Florida in 1971. His parents emigrated from Cuba in 1956. He use to lie about his family emigration story saying that they fled from Castro’s Cuba in 1959 when in fact they had come to the U.S. several years before the Castro take over.

  16. Diogenes Arktos says

    As a matter of completeness, there are plenty of non-Latinos who will be subject to this legislation – especially Asians.

    @David Hearne: Unless you came over on the Mayflower, someone in power has thought you fell into at least one of the problem categories you listed.

  17. Gestly says

    Why are closeted homos like Marco Rubio always trying to trample on gay rights? Every time this man opens his mouth a purse falls out and my gaydar goes on overdrive. The only reason to support him is we may then indeed have our first gay president.

  18. andrew says

    I think your gaydar is in need of repair. Marco Rubio has been married to his wife Jeanette for 15 years and they have four children. You should try to overcome gay stereotypes: “every time this man opens his mouth a purse falls out” What the f*ck does that mean? Gay men are effeminate?

  19. Bob R says

    Marco Rubio will never be president for any number of reasons. I doubt he’ll ever be vice president, since I don’t see a Republican in the WH anytime soon. At least none that can survive the Tea Party primary battles.

    Rubio’s parents were not US citizens when he was born. They didn’t become US citizens until 1975, although they arrived on US soil in 1956. Castro came to power in 1959. Rubio’s parents considered moving back to Cuba in 1961. There are many questions about Rubio’s parent’s immigration to the US. Like many Cuban “exiles” they didn’t apply for citizenship until they were faced with the possible loss of government benefits. Marco is, at the very least, one of those GOP maligned “anchor babies”.

    Rubio will have trouble with the “birthers” should he run for POTUS or be tapped as a VP candidate. Plus, he’ll not garner much of the Hispanic vote since Cubans and the rest of the Hispanic community are “estranged” for a number of reasons, not the least of which is Cuban racism and arrogance.

    There may soon be a Hispanic in the White House, but I think that if irony comes into play, it will be a Mexican-American Castro from Texas and not a Cuban-American Rubio from Florida. Wouldn’t that be delicious?

  20. David Hearne says

    Diogenes ; “As a matter of completeness, there are plenty of non-Latinos who will be subject to this legislation – especially Asians.”

    There is an estimated 200K of illegal aliens from Asian countries. More than 6 million, more than 5% of the population of Mexico is living in the US illegally. Clearly they would be a priority in driving illegals from this land.

  21. David Hearne says

    Andrew- Normally I don’t go along with the “He must be gay.” routine, but in Rubio’s case it wouldn’t surprise me if he were. I think it’s possible he’s one of those guys who has had his eye on the prize since boyhood, and that every affect he views as being on the path would simply be fulfilling expectations in his warped reasoning.

    This guy grew up in Miami and Las Vegas and yet there are no swimsuit pictures of him floating around? How is that even possible?

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