http://www.salon.com/2013/05/12/republicans_flirting_with_extinction_on_immigration/

article begins with:

"From a pure political perspective, supporting inclusion of same-sex couples in the immigration reform bill should be a slam dunk for both Democrats and Republicans. Scuttling the package over this provision would alienate the growing Latino constituency by blocking a pathway to citizenship — and denying rights to LGBT Americans would be ignoring the direction of the country on civil rights."

The accompanying photos are appropriate. John McCain and Lady Lindsay Graham.