Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - A liberal New York congressman believes non-U.S. citizens engaged in a homosexual relationships with U.S. citizens should have immigration privileges identical to those of an alien married to a citizen, and nearly a quarter of the members of the House of Representatives support the idea.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) introduced the so-called Permanent Partners Immigration Act (H.R. 690)on Valentine's Day 2001. Last week, Nadler issued a press release touting the 100th cosponsor signing onto the bill.
"The legislation is just common sense," he said. "That's why it has reached the triple digit mark in co-sponsorship, and bipartisan co-sponsorship, at that."
Those cosponsors include only two liberal Republicans - Rep. Constance Morella (Md.) and Rep. Jim Kolbe (Ariz.), himself an active homosexual - and one Independent, Rep. Bernard Sanders (Vt.). The other 97...