White House: Obama not including gay couples in immigration reform would be "entirely inconsistent"

Posted by Justin Snow
January 29, 2013 12:49 PM |

White House press secretary Jay Carney appeared to confirm reports that President Barack Obama will include rights for binational same-sex couples in his plan for immigration reform.

Speaking to reporters traveling with the president on Air Force One today, Carney said inclusion of such provisions in Obama's plan should come as no surprise and "it would be entirely inconsistent not to have that position," according to a White House transcript.

Obama is scheduled to unveil his plan for immigration reform during a speech in Las Vegas later today. Yesterday, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled the outline for their plan on immigration reform, but did not include provisions that would allow gay Americans to sponsor their partners for citizenship as straight Americans can.

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