The Senate Majority Leader laid it out Sunday morning on This Week:
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (HOST): One of the other big issues, the President said he wants gay and lesbians to be able to have a family preference. Senator McCain has said we shouldn’t come up with legislation for what he calls social issues.
REID: If we have gay folks in this country who have children, or they come from some other place they should be protected just like any other child.
STEPHANOPOULOS: That’s the position the Republicans are saying that’s too heavy to lift.
REID: If they’re looking for an excuse not to support this legislation, this is another one, but the American people are past excuses. They want this legislation passed.