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Leahy introduces amendment to include same sex couples in immigration reform

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) took a stand in favor if the rights of bi-national same sex couples Wednesday by filing a floor amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform bill currently making its way through Congress. According to the Washington Blade, Leahy’s amendment would ensure that same sex partners of…

Senate panel to vote on bill to repeal DOMA

by On Top Magazine Patrick Leahy on Friday announced that there would be a vote on a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Friday announced that the committee has scheduled a vote for a…

Senator Leahy calls on State Dept. to review aid to Bahrain

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on State Department and Foreign Operations, has called on the US State Department to review its aid to the military of Bahrain after it cracked down on anti-government protests. “To a watching world, the vicious and orchestrated attacks on civilian protesters…

Obama calls on Bahrain’s king for restraint

Ross Colvin WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama spoke with Bahrain’s king on Friday night, urging restraint after the kingdom’s security forces ignored Washington’s earlier call for calm and opened fire on protesters demanding reforms. Amid unrest across much of the Middle East, U.S. officials have voiced concern about violence…

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