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 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 Sep 08, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Steve Ralls discusses the terrible ordeal faced by Roi Whaley and Aurelio Tolentino: "Roi is now battling terminal cancer. He wants nothing more than to have his partner by his side as he wages a life-and-death battle. But, so far, the U.S. government has said 'no.'"
Postedon Sep 03, 2010 at 10:30 am
Lambda Legal's Leslie J. Gabel-Brett criticizes President Obama for what some see as a lack of progress on LGBT-related issues.
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.
Postedon Aug 10, 2010 at 11:00 am
NOM is conducting a bus tour through the eastern states. Attendance has been sad and pathetic, but they’ve been perfecting their message: We’re just a sweet, kindly group of traditional people, and those hateful, intolerant gays are attacking us. It’s canny public relations.
Postedon Jul 27, 2010 at 11:50 am
Lisa Bell’s film “Excluded” shows pursuit of a loving bi-national couple’s pursuit of finding a place where they can build their lives and grow old together. After 17 years the journey goes on…
Postedon Jul 06, 2010 at 01:45 pm
An immigration reform measure proposed by an Illinois congressman would give the foreign partners of gay U.S. citizens a route to citizenship.