Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

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Lawyers representing the gay couples in the Utah same-sex marriage court case on Monday said they remain confident about their ability win in federal appeals court despite the Supreme Court's decision to issue a stay on same-sex marriages in the state.

"We were confident when we filed the case in 2013, we were confident when we presented the arguments to the District Court and we remain equally -- if not more -- confident about our defense of marriage equality before the 10th Circuit," James Magleby, one of the attorneys, said in a statement obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune.

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Trestin Meacham, the Utah resident who started fasting when a federal court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, on Monday started celebrating the Supreme Court's stay order on gay marriage with pizza.

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The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association on Saturday organized a meeting in Highland, Utah to call for an uprising and to express their opposition to same-sex marriage in Utah, Fox 13 Now Salt Lake City reported.

"The people of Utah have rights, too, not just the homosexuals. The homosexuals are shoving their agenda down our throats," Former Graham County, Ariz., Sheriff Richard Mack said at the meeting.

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Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Sunday said that she does not believe that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden deserves clemency.

"That would require more intimate knowledge of what he allegedly has, but from where I sit today, I would not put clemency on the table at all," she said on NBC's "Meet the Press" when asked if the government should offer Snowden a clemency deal.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Sunday said that he is not currently planning to entirely eliminate the filibuster from Senate rules.

"We're not there yet," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I'm not thinking about it today."

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, on Sunday said he was optimistic that enough House Republicans will support immigration reform to pass legislation in 2014.

"I think that it's likely we will get immigration reform this year," he said on ABC's "This Week." "There are large parts of the Republican Party, even conservative parts of the Republican Party, that want this -- business, Evangelical churches, the Catholic Church, high tech, growers. So it's not like some of the budget issues where all of the Republicans are on one side."

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