Postedon Oct 27, 2010 at 04:02 pm
On August 29, Henry Velandia and Josh Vandiver were married in Montville, Connecticut. But now because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, Henry-- who was born in Venezuela and moved to the U.S. in 2002-- may soon face deportation. Sign our petition calling on President Obama to stop tearing apart loving and committed couples like Henry and Josh by fulfilling his pledge to repeal DOMA
Postedon Oct 14, 2010 at 01:00 pm
Keith Berner reports on a wedding that recently took place in Washington D.C. - "the utter joy of the event was transcendent" - although the happy couple still faces heavy challenges due to the federal government not recognizing their marriage.
Postedon Oct 06, 2010 at 03:30 pm
A Spain/United States dual citizen who works at the United Nations headquarters in New York City tells his story: "Most Americans who marry foreigners can initiate a process to obtain a permanent residence status for their spouses. But because of the obscenely titled Defense of Marriage Act, which President Clinton signed into law in 1996, my spouse can't qualify for papers through me.
Postedon Oct 05, 2010 at 08:30 am
The Greens Party introduced a bill to legalize the freedom to marry in Australia's Parliament on 29 September.
The group Australian Marriage Equality is calling for a "conscience" vote on the bill, meaning individual MPs would be free to break from their party's official position.
Postedon Oct 01, 2010 at 11:00 am
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill yesterday, including a provision to extend family-based immigration for same-sex couples.
Postedon Sep 13, 2010 at 10:30 am
Though five states and D.C. issue marriage licenses to gay couples, a large number of the 24,000 so-called binational couples in long-term relationships live in states that do not allow or recognize gay marriage, and federal immigration laws do not allow sponsorship of foreign-born spouses for same-sex couples as they do for heterosexual U.S. citizens.
Postedon Aug 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm
"Often courts will make decisions that are predictors of what public opinion is going to be a few years from now," says Brian Powell, an Indiana University sociology professor.
"Public attitudes don't change really quickly, but this [the freedom to marry] is one that's changing really, really quickly," Powell said.
Postedon Aug 17, 2010 at 02:00 pm
The Denver City Council went on record Monday as supporting proposed federal legislation that would allow gay people to seek legal residency in the United States for their partners living in other countries.