A liberal religious renaissance?

The Rev. John A. Buehrens (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) serves as a guest blogger on Steven Levingston's "Political Bookworm".

He discusses the fact, both here and in his new book, “A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion in the 21st Century,” written with theology professor Rebecca Ann Parker, that while some observers see religion and conservatism as inextricably connected, religion in America actually has a progressive, liberal history.

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Worlds apart

Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S.A. Lose your love. Break the law.

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Press Release: LGBT rights groups and allies join outcry against anti-immigrant measure in Arizona

More than 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality groups and allies today issued a joint statement regarding Arizona's S.B. 1070.

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Gay couple get a boost in winning bid to reunite

Married couple Tim Coco and Genesio Oliveira were reunited on Wednesday after federal immigration officials granted Oliveira permission to stay in the U.S. for one year on humanitarian grounds.

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Arizona law bad for gay binational couples

Immigration Equality, one of the nation's top organizations lobbying for rights for LGBT families in the realm of immigration, is condemning Arizona's controversial new law.

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Immigration plan includes LGBT families

An outline of a comprehensive immigration reform package circulating on Capitol Hill includes a provision that would allow U.S. citizens and legal residents to sponsor their same-sex partners for residency.

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Do gay couples give up their U.S. citizenship?

American expatriates are having a more difficult time living and working abroad, a recent "New York Times" article found, causing a small but growing number of them to renounce their United States citizenship.

But there’s another group of Americans who could be adding to that tally: same-sex couples.

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Our story: A gay couple, torn apart by DOMA

The federal government helps keep binational families together by letting U.S. citizens sponsor non-citizen spouses for a marriage-based “green card,” which gives immigrant spouses permanent resident status. Green card holders aren’t U.S. citizens, but can get a Social Security number, can work, and can get a driver’s license.

As this Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) DOMA story shows, however, the federal government doesn't recognize married same-sex couples - it sees them as strangers. A green card simply isn’t an option for them.

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Rufus Wainwright wants to marry his partner

Singer Rufus Wainwright is supporting the fight to legalize the freedom to marry in the U.S. - because he'd love to marry his long-term German partner Jorn Weisbrodt.

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National Center for Lesbian Rights: Why LGBT People Must Demand Immigration Reform

There is a large battle looming in Washington over legislation to reform our nation’s immigration laws. This coming Sunday, March 21, many LGBT immigrants, their families, and allies will march in support of immigration reform. Now is the time for us, as LGBT individuals, families, and communities, to understand why immigration reform is so critical.

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