Saturday, September 22, 2012

Maine Republican Counters Party

As many Republicans around the nation vocally step away from Mitt Romney and his recent comments, other Republicans are stepping outside their party boundaries on other issues. In Maine, Susan Collins supported immigration rights for same sex couples.

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins again took a step outside of her party's box Wednesday on the issue of gay rights when she became the first Republican in the Senate to co-sponsor legislation that she says would give same-sex couples immigration rights equal to those of heterosexual couples.

Collins, who's bucked her party before on gay rights issues, joined a long list of Democratic sponsors of the Uniting American Families Act. The bill would give same-sex couples the chance to sponsor their significant other for citizenship. 

The incident is yet another example of the heightened conflict within the Republican party over social issues...

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