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Chicago Council Committee supports UAFA

The Chicago City Council’s Committee on Human Relations has passed a resolution supporting the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) and the inclusion of LGBT couples in comprehensive immigration reform.

The Committee vote was unanimous, and the resolution now moves to the full city council for a vote, Windy City Times reported earlier today.

The text of the resolution, which was introduced by Aldermen Tom Tunney ( 44th Ward ) and Daniel Solis ( 25th Ward ) reads, in part, “The limited legal options for same-sex partners to keep their relationships unified exacts an enormous emotional, financial, and mental toll, disproportionate to opposite-sex couples in binational relationships…

“The City of Chicago fully supports the measures of Congress to allow gay and lesbian partners to access immigration benefits in an equal and fair manner, equivalent to opposite sex partners who currently enjoy such legal rights.”