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Carving LGBT Families Out of Immigration Protections: Wrong and Harmful

Hayley Gorenberg | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Hayley Gorenberg

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and law professor David Strange made a wholly unfounded argument July 18, 2013, in The New York Times. Their attempt to carve LGBT families out of federal immigration protections is baseless and punitive.

Breaking Down Immigration Rules for Same-Sex Binational Couples

Mike Spradley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Spradley

Immigration is very complicated, so I contacted Bryan K. Randolph, an attorney practicing in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area who is preparing to face an influx of cases of binational same-sex couples seeking recognition of their relationships for the purpose of immigration.

Death of DOMA Revives the American Dream for Same-Sex Couples at Home and Abroad

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.

One impact of the Court's decision that resounds far beyond our borders, is in the area of immigration.

Historic Gay Marriage Ruling Helps Out Class Of Married Couples

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- After being interviewed by a federal immigration officer earlier this year, Catriona Dowling was told her Irish spouse would have been ...

It Works! DOMA Decision Stops Deportation Of Gay Immigrant

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and essentially nullify California's gay marriage ban...

Elise Foley

Binational LGBT Couple On DOMA: 'We Have Our Lives Back'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judy Rickard rose early in California on Wednesday, opened SCOTUSblog and waited, with her wife, Karin Bogliolo, at her side. Rickard ha...

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

Brynn Gelbard | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay 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.

Elise Foley

Lindsey Graham Warns Immigration Reform Including Same-Sex Couples Will Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters on Tuesday that it's a mistake for the president to push for same-sex couples to be included...

Elise Foley

Small Victory For Same-Sex Binational Couples In DOMA Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As long as the Defense of Marriage Act is in effect, same-sex binational couples won't be able to petition for the foreign-born partner ...

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couples Sue To Stop DOMA Discrimination On Green Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five same-sex couples that are unable to obtain green cards for a foreign-born partner filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Defense of ...

My Family, Together: Calling On The President To Stop LGBT Green-Card Denials

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Steve Ralls

While the White House has said it cannot approve green cards for lesbian and gay spouses because of DOMA, what it has failed to tell the LGBT community is that it can hold those applications -- rather than deny them -- as the courts and Congress decide DOMA's ultimate fate.

Elise Foley

Hard Immigration Choice For Older Same-Sex Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

Benjamin Anderson, 55, was born in the United States, served in the Coast Guard, and considers himself a strong patriot. He's moving to Italy next mon...