"We are a stable family, why shouldn't we have the same respect and the same rights as any other couple, as any other family?"
Gerda Lerner, whose life went from Jewish radical activist in Austria to refugee from Nazism to prominent U.S. historian, passed away in Madison, Wisc., at the age of 92, this month.
The Republicans are going even further, however, threatening that unless Social Security and Medicare are cut, the GOP might kill the entire economy.
The U.S. ended 2012 with a 7.8 percent jobless rate in December, unchanged from the month before and down 0.7 percent from the end of 2011.
According to Rep. Greg Harris, its chief sponsor in the House, "there is simply not enough time or votes."
The reason? Republicans reject extending the law's protections for women who are undocumented immigrants, Native Americans, LGBT, or students.
In an extraordinary session the House voted 257 to 167 to approve a Senate-crafted agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" on New Years Day.