David and Sam get married

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.

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Spouses, but not on U.S. soil

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.

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Menendez Immigration Bill Includes Gay Rights Provision

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.

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Immigration overhaul could leave gay couples out

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.

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Divided by Law: An American Takes On Immigration to Reunite with the Person He Loves

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.'"

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Leslie Gabel-Brett: Obama Stand Does Gay Americans No Favors

Lambda Legal's Leslie J. Gabel-Brett criticizes President Obama for what some see as a lack of progress on LGBT-related issues.

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Denver council backs federal law to allow gay and lesbians to seek legal residency for partners

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.

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Video: NOM’s assault on the family

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.

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Excluded: a bi-national couple’s struggle to stay together

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…

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Gay U.S. citizens seek to claim residency for foreign spouses

An immigration reform measure proposed by an Illinois congressman would give the foreign partners of gay U.S. citizens a route to citizenship.

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