Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Monday that she would pull support from her own immigration reform bill if her fellow Judiciary Committee members voted to include LGBT provisions.
“If the Judiciary Committee tries to redefine marriage in the immigration bill they will lose me and many others.” said the suspected self loathing closet-case. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, introduced amendments to the gang of eight bill that would give same-sex couples equal treatment to heterosexual ones under immigration law.
But Republicans in the gang of eight, including Graham, have been towing the GOP anti-gay line and cautioned that such a move would kill the bill. In January, when the group first unveiled its broad framework for immigration reform, Graham said LGBT provisions would be a non-starter for Republicans.
According to sources on Capitol hill Graham a genteel southern “confirmed bachelor” from South Carolina has been hiding deeply in the glass closet for years fearing that being publicly outed as gay would ruin his Republican career.