Social Issues Breaking News: Social Issues Expose Potential Fault Lines Among GOP's 2016 Contenders

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Pivotal developments on two cultural issues ? immigration reform and gay marriage ? offer an early preview of potential fault lines among Republicans weighing White House bids in 2016. When the Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform measure, Republican Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky voted in opposite directions, amid divisions in the party over how to curb the fast-growing flow of Latino voters to Democrats. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was stripped of her European Parliament immunity and may now face charges of racism over comments she made. Le Pen compared Muslim street prayers to an occupation of French territory. The European Parliament, meeting in Strasbourg, voted by a show of hands to withdraw Le Pen's immunity at the request of a French prosecutor. Protesters and lawmakers gird for a new day of debate on Texas' proposal to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy as well as enact regulations,some activists say, will shutter all but a few of the state's abortion clinics.

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