Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Endorses Immigration Equality Bill

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has become the first Republican to sponsor the Uniting American Families Act, which would allow Americans to sponsor their same-sex partners for immigration purposes. Such sponsorship is not currently allowed because the federal government cannot recognize same-sex binational couples under the Defense of Marriage Act. Collins explained, “This important civil rights legislation would help prevent committed, loving families from being forced to choose between leaving their family or leaving their country.”