POLITICS
05/12/2013 02:35 pm ET Updated Jul 12, 2013

How The Republican Party Could Go Extinct

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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.

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