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Doma Binational Couples

A Story of Three Flags: Mine, Hers and Ours

Judy Rickard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Judy Rickard

This tale of three flags is our nightmare. It made me take early retirement. It made us spend months apart, in different countries, until I quit my job years earlier than planned. My flag, my country, won't let me sponsor her flag, her citizenship, her gender, for U.S. immigration

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.

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.

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.