Freedom to Marry signs onto letter in support of binational same-sex couples

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.

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New written immigration guidelines will protect binational same-sex couples

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.

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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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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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Immigration Official: “The Hold Is Over”

After putting a hold on cases of married same-sex couples applying for green cards, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced it will continue enforcing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Joins Calls to Repeal DOMA

The New York Senator says, "For me it comes down to the very simple principles that every American should be able to marry the person they love."

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