Grieving Across the Lines

News that an immigration bill has passed committee in the senate by tabling immigration rights for same sex couples is devastating. There is, of course, no reason to prohibit people from immigrating according to sexual orientation–it’s as absurd as blocking people because of their height. Senators (even in these despicable times) wouldn’t dream of an overt prohibition on people who are 5’2″.

I have always known that as a person with a disability I’d have been thrown out at Ellis Island. I’m sad for my gay and Latino brothers and sisters.

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