Postedon Jan 16, 2014 at 10:15 am
This week, Daniel Zavala finally was granted a green card, sponsored by his husband, Yohandel Ruiz. The men, who live in Miami, FL, married in Washington, D.C. on May 1, 2012, and in the past year and a half, they have worked hard to amplify the plight of married binational same-sex couples.
Postedon Jul 02, 2013 at 10:15 am
This week, the DHS issued a statement that formalizes the new post-DOMA policy that gay and lesbian Americans can sponsor their married foreign national spouses for immigration purposes. At last, married binational same-sex couples will no longer fear separation from each other or be forced to live their lives in legal limbo.
Postedon Mar 19, 2013 at 01:29 pm
In recent years, Sion has learned the power of photography, and he has worked hard to develop his photographic passions in order to share stories of why marriage matters, how same-sex couples share the same love and commitment that different-sex couples share, and why DOMA needs to be overturned.
Postedon Feb 27, 2013 at 11:30 am
When Juka Mendes moved to the US on a student visa, he never expected to fall in love. But he did, and got married to Air Force member Jonathan Malumay. Now, Juka can no longer afford his education, and in April his visa expires. As a service member, Jonathan is eligible for an education grant that he should be able to transfer to his husband, but because DOMA does not respect his marriage, he cannot do so.
Postedon Jan 29, 2013 at 04:30 pm
This afternoon in Las Vegas, NV, President Barack Obama presented the White House's proposal for immigration reform. The proposal includes extending protections to binational same-sex couples, where one partner is a United States citizen and the other is not.
Postedon Dec 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm
2012 was a big year for the freedom to marry - but we want 2013 to be even bigger. That's why we gathered together 13 loving and committed same-sex couples from across the country to share their thoughts on what they'd like to see in the new year.
Postedon Dec 11, 2012 at 01:00 pm
Today, Freedom to Marry joined with Immigration Equality and more than 50 other LGBT and immigration organizations in signing a letter to the White House asking President Barack Obama to put immigration cases involving binational same-sex couples on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court announces its rulling on the freedom to marry.
Postedon Oct 10, 2012 at 10:45 am
This week, the Department of Homeland Security issued new written deportation guidelines for U.S. immigration officials that specifically clarify that discretionary relief will be extended to immigrants in same-sex partnerships or marriages with U.S. citizens. The memorandum clarifies that same-sex relationships that rise to the level of "family relationships" are long-term, same-sex relationships.
Postedon Oct 01, 2012 at 01:00 pm
On Friday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the DHS will issue written guidance for U.S. immigration officers to ensure that discretionary relief is extended to immigrants in same-sex partnerships or marriages with U.S. citizens. The guidelines mark one of the first times that same-sex couples will be recognized by U.S. immigration policies
Postedon Aug 24, 2012 at 11:00 am
This week, over thiry prominent Latino organizations signed onto a group filing that encourages Congress to pass immigration reform legislation, including legislation that would eliminate immigration discrimination for same-sex couples.