Edge News Editor Michael K. Lavers shot video of Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz at an Immigration Equality fundraiser in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Florida Congressmember talked about the prospects of the Uniting American Families Act passing. She mentioned binational couple Anthony Makk and Bradford Wells of San Francisco in discussing the law that would enable gay American citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their same-sex partners for immigration purposes. Later, she told EDGE the bill is a long shot in this Congress. “We have Republicans who are opposed to comprehensive immigration reform and even more opposed to including same-sex bi-national couples in any kind of immigration reform,” she noted.
The DNC chair also later criticized Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain for telling the ladies of “The View” that being gay is a choice. “It’s shockingly out of touch and insensitive for him to suggest-outdated, ancient-and sends a terrible message to gay kids, to gay Americans that somehow they should be treated differently and that we don’t recognize that sexuality is simply a matter of the way you were born,” she told EDGE.