From left, Shirley Tan, Jay Mercado, and their twin sons Jashley Mercado, and Jorien Mercado, both 16, from Pacifica, Calif., walk to the Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, to lobby Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. Shirley is undocumented and Jay in an American citizen. They have been together for 27 years and have raised Jashley and Jorien. 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, and their twin sons Jashley Mercado, and Jorien Mercado, both 16, from Pacifica, Calif., walk to the Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, to lobby Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. Shirley is undocumented and Jay in an American citizen. They have been together for 27 years and have raised Jashley and Jorien. 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, and their twin sons Jashley Mercado, and Jorien Mercado, both 16, from Pacifica, Calif., walk to the Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, to lobby Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. Shirley is undocumented and Jay in an American citizen. They have been together for 27 years and have raised Jashley and Jorien. 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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