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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 06, 2013

Some Democrats Back Same-Sex Amendment to Immigration Bill

By Brian Naylor

U.S. Capitol

The immigration overhaul bill before the Senate would provide, among other things, more visas for migrant farm workers and high-tech workers, and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 24, 2013

Gay Rights Groups: Don’t Leave Us Out of Immigration Bills

By Alex Keefe

Frances Herbert, right, and her wife, Takako Ueda, pose for photos with their dog, Little Bear, at their home in Dummerston, Vt., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

Some gay rights groups in Illinois are now applying their own political pressure in the fight to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, as they worry a final deal could leave same-sex couples in the lurch.






WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 07, 2013

The DOMA, Prop 8 Waiting Game Is On

By Jeff Bossert

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Joe Robinson & Andrei Cimpian

A lot of people are waiting to see how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on California’s Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.  Those include one couple in Champaign.




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