Postedon Jul 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm
Because I am from London and David is from New York, and because we are both men, we find ourselves in an unusual situation - a binational relationship where we are denied the freedom to marry and everything that comes with that - including the ability to have David sponsor me to move to the United States permanently. We have to make our partnership work across two continents.
Postedon Jul 26, 2012 at 01:00 pm
While the DREAM Act would benefit an array of undocumented youth, many LGBT individuals are leading the immigration movement - and that's not a coincidence. Many heterosexual DREAM Act-eligible youth have been able to get married and adjust their immigration status through sponsorship from a U.S. citizen spouse. But because of DOMA, undocumented youth in same-sex relationships don't have this immigration option. For them, the DREAM Act is that much more important.
Postedon Jul 25, 2012 at 03:00 pm
Jessica and Gemma's happiness has been interrupted by the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents legally married same-sex couples from obtaining permanent U.S. residency for a spouse from another country. Because Gemma is from the United Kingdom, the harms of DOMA immediately hit the couple hard. "Every day we were together felt like it was interrupted by a ticking time bomb. Every day, there was that fear of losing each other. It took a huge emotional toll on us and made everything ten times harder," Jessica said.
Postedon Aug 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm
Anthony and Bradford, a legally married binational couple from San Francisco, talk with MSNBC's Thomas Roberts about their struggle to stay together due to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Aug 17, 2011 at 09:21 am
This Friday, Violeta Pando will find out whether or not she will be separated from her wife, Sujey, who faces deportation back to Mexico. Although Violeta and Sujey are legally married, the federal government will not allow Violeta to sponsor Sujey because the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) keeps the government from recognizing their marriage for the purposes of immigration.
Postedon Aug 11, 2011 at 10:42 am
CNN interviews Anthony John Makk and Bradford Wells, a married bi-national couple fighting to remain together in the U.S.
Postedon Aug 09, 2011 at 11:59 am
Anthony and Bradford, married for 7 years, may be forced to separate after losing an immigration battle to gain permanent residency for Anthony, and Australian citizen.
Postedon Apr 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm
Josh and Henry’s story sounds all too familiar – and that’s not a good thing. Why? The couple is one of over 35,000 bi-national gay or lesbian couples in the United States threatened by the federal government’s vicious DOMA-based deportation policies.