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Binational Gay Couples

Shame On The 'Gang Of Eight': History Will Remember That You Left Out The Gays

Todd Fernandez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Todd Fernandez

You decided to exclude the gays, the people who worry everyday that their partner will be deported, who watch their partners cry because they can't visit a sick father, who believe in the justice we seek for all immigrants because the suffering is identical and must end for us all.

Unifying Families With Immigration Reform

Kate Kendell, Esq. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kate Kendell, Esq.

For the same reasons that we demand that immigration reform include protections for same-sex binational couples, we join our colleagues in being equally adamant that the number of family sponsorship visas not be reduced, and that no categories of family sponsorship be eliminated.

We Haven't 'Already Won' On Gay Marriage -- Just Ask These Two Moms Fighting To Keep Their Family Together (VIDEO)

Brynn Gelbard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Gelbard

Lesbian and gay binational couples remain shut out of green cards and fiancé(e) visas. As a result, LGBT families are still torn apart, forced into exile or left fighting to remain together in this country. None of them feel that we have already won, and to say that is an insult to their struggle.

LGBT Americans Produce Groundswell Of Support For Marriage Equality In Advance Of Supreme Court Rulings (VIDEO)

Brynn Gelbard | Posted 03.20.2013 | Queer Voices
Brynn Gelbard

LGBT families are standing up and challenging everyone to see their humanity. By reaching out to our neighbors, families, co-workers, fellow congregants, employers and friends, and by living open and honest lives, we have changed the hearts and minds of more than 100 million Americans.

Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Daniel and Yohandel

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...

Lesbian Grandmothers Lead Green Card Fight (VIDEO)

Brynn Gelbard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Gelbard

Long before immigration reform was the hot topic it is today, Judy Rickard and her wife, Karin Bogliolo, were in the trenches spreading the word about the harsh reality for same-sex binational couples trying to remain together in the U.S.

Immigration, DOMA And LGBT Families: Obama And Common-Sense Values

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Homeland Security is avoiding the deportation of some same-sex partners. Still, 50 LGBT and immigration advocacy groups have asked President Obama to announce an official freeze on deportations of LGBT people until DOMA can be decided, but no action has been taken.

President Obama: Protect This Family Now (VIDEO)

Brynn Gelbard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Gelbard

President Obama, you can ensure that Becky and Sanne's green card petition is not denied but put on hold until either the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act or Congress passes an immigration reform bill that includes the gay partner provision you put forward.

Courtside For Marriage

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Legislators in three states are preparing marriage equality bills. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus included protections for binational same-sex couples in its guidelines for immigration reform. And in March the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two marriage cases.

Will the "New" Consensus on Immigration Work With the Old?

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Will this legion of bibles, badges, and business be able to mobilize their constituencies to pressure representatives into action and compromise with a duly-elected president these lawmakers unabashedly abhor and long to fail?

WATCH: Binational Same-Sex Couples Discuss Potential Changes To Discriminatory Immigration Laws

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As current immigration laws stand, thousands of same-sex couples could be separated from their foreign partners even if they have legally married. Whe...

Same-Sex Couples Score New Immigration Protections

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Ronnie Cohen SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The Obama administration has directed immigration officials to recognize same-sex ...

The LGBT Community Should Condemn Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law, S.B. 1070

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

There is an indissoluble link between immigrants affected by S.B. 1070 and the fight for LGBT equality, because the LGBT community encompasses not only binational same-sex couples and LGBT asylum-seekers but undocumented LGBT immigrants.

WATCH: Gay California Man's Poignant Plea To President Obama To Stop Husband's Deportation

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A California gay man's heartbreaking plea to prevent the deportation of his immigrant husband is making the blogosphere rounds just days before the co...

When DOMA Hits Close To Home

Mike Ruiz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Ruiz

We must immediately stand together and stand up for our equal rights and demand the immediate and full repeal of DOMA, so that upstanding individuals, such as Allan Spyere, are not to face such dastardly consequences.

A Mother's Heartfelt Plea To Stop The Deportation Of Her Son's Husband

Jody Huckaby | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jody Huckaby

Lenora Brandoli's son John married his long-time partner, Trinidad native Michael Thomas, last year. Sadly, Thomas was recently denied a stay in his deportation case, leaving the family in fear that one of their own will be forced to leave them.

Gay Binational Couples React to DHS Deportation Guidance

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erwin de Leon

Gay binational couples are up in arms because the guidelines do not specify gay unauthorized immigrants married or partnered to American citizens as cases that should be "carefully considered for prosecutorial discretion on a case-by-case basis."

More Than Just Friends

Brandon Melchior | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Melchior

Luke and I had been best friends for a couple of years when we faced a decision that many gay friends confront: whether to take our relationship to a romantic level. We soon learned that as a binational couple, we would face even greater challenges.