‘In The Life’ series examines how DOMA affects five married couples

Yesterday, 'In the Life' released a new 30-minute special called Married But Not Equal. The episode features five same-sex married couples and how they are directly impacted by the so called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi and 83 representatives push for protections for binational couples

Yesterday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and 83 additional members of Congress sent a letter to the Obama administration urging the President to take formal action on a statement he made last year about working to protect binational same-sex couples.

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Our lives as a binational couple

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.

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DOMA and the DREAM Act: How the LGBT and immigration reform movements intersect

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.

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Anniversary of 1st NY marriages bittersweet for binational couple Gemma and Jessica

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.

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Victory for Cristina and Monica

Married lesbian couple Cristina and Monica are able to stay in the U.S. after Immigration and Customs Enforcement closes deportation case against Monica.

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Anthony & Bradford discuss their struggle to stay together under DOMA

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.

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Violeta and Sujey face deportation hearing this Friday

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.

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CNN interviews married gay couple facing separation because of DOMA

CNN interviews Anthony John Makk and Bradford Wells, a married bi-national couple fighting to remain together in the U.S.

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Married gay couple faces forced separation because of DOMA

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.

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