FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2011 file photo, Frances Herbert, right, and her wife, Takako Ueda, of Japan, pose for photos with their dog, Little Bear, at their home in Dummerston, Vt. Latin

 

              FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2011 file photo, Frances Herbert, right, and her wife, Takako Ueda, of Japan, pose for photos with their dog, Little Bear, at their home in Dummerston, Vt. Latin
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2011 file photo, Frances Herbert, right, and her wife, Takako Ueda, of Japan, pose for photos with their dog, Little Bear, at their home in Dummerston, Vt. Latino and gay rights groups that have spent the last several years working to forge a mutually beneficial alliance face a crucial test in the months ahead as immigration reform returns to the top of Washington's agenda. Gay rights advocates are fighting to ensure that the comprehensive immigration legislation high-ranking U.S. senators and President Barack Obama have pledged to pursue includes legal residency options for foreigners in same-sex marriages. (AP Photo/Matthew Cavanaugh)