From left, Shirley Tan, Jay Mercado, center, Shirley Tan and one of their twin sons Jorien Mercado,16, wait on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, for their meetingwith Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. Shirley is undocumented and Jay is an American citizen. They have been together for 27 years and have raised Jorien and his brother Jashley. They and other gay rights activists are lobbying Senators today pushing to change the immigration bill to allow gay Americans to sponsor visas for their same-sex partners the way straight Americans can. Democrats are treading carefully on a proposed addition to the bipartisan immigration overhaul. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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From left, Shirley Tan, Jay Mercado, center, Shirley Tan and one of their twin sons Jorien Mercado,16,  wait on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, for their meetingwith Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. Shirley is undocumented and Jay is an American citizen. They have been together for 27 years and have raised Jorien and his brother Jashley. They and other gay rights activists are lobbying Senators today pushing to change the immigration bill to allow gay Americans to sponsor visas for their same-sex partners the way straight Americans can. Democrats are treading carefully on a proposed addition to the bipartisan immigration overhaul.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
From left, Shirley Tan, Jay Mercado, center, Shirley Tan and one of their twin sons Jorien Mercado,16, wait on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, for their meetingwith Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. Shirley is undocumented and Jay is an American citizen. They have been together for 27 years and have raised Jorien and his brother Jashley. They and other gay rights activists are lobbying Senators today pushing to change the immigration bill to allow gay Americans to sponsor visas for their same-sex partners the way straight Americans can. Democrats are treading carefully on a proposed addition to the bipartisan immigration overhaul. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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