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May 2 2013 8:24 AM

Opening Act: Binational Couples

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Alan Hoyle of the Wake Up Call Ministry argues with supporters of same-sex marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC on March 26, 2013.

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Jonathan Rauch tries to nudge the Overton window on immigration reform and gay couples.

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David Weigel, a former Slate politics reporter, is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

Even from a conservative point of view—in fact,especially from a conservative point of view—it makes no sense to distort and disrupt gay families by depriving binational couples of the tools they need to care for each other. It makes even less sense to do that while providing aspiring newcomers with the tools they need to work, providing businesses with the tools they need to hire, and providing children who grew up in America with the opportunity to live as Americans. Unless your policy goal is to distort and disrupt gay families.
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David Weigel, a former Slate politics reporter, is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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