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Time to Finish the Job on LGBT Immigration: U.S. v. Windsor, One Year On

Bob Bragar | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Bob Bragar

Sadly, for many couples the celebration was short lived. Despite the court's ruling, many binational couples still cannot legally stay together in America. Why? Because the discriminatory legal treatment we faced in the decades before U.S. v. Windsor haunts us still.

15 Years in a Binder

Erwin de Leon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

Last month, my husband and I celebrated our 15th anniversary. In a few days, we need to prove those 15 years real to an immigration adjudicator, now that my spouse is able to sponsor me for a green card.

Friends in Hiding

Monica Trasandes | Posted 11.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

As a gay person, I remember hiding, and it was not a good way to live. I know there's a difference between orientation and legal status, and hiding who you are is different from literally hiding, but the feeling of being an outsider, I think, is very similar.

LOOK: Beautiful Post-DOMA Moment Captured In The Netherlands

James Nichols | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices

In a beautiful moment for same-sex couples and immigration reform in America, officials in Amsterdam issued their first visa for a same-sex foreign sp...

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.

Elise Foley

Lindsey Graham Threatens To Pull Support From His Own Immigration Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Monday that he would pull support from his own immigration reform bill if his fellow Judiciary Committee members ...

Obama: Including Gays In Immigration Bill 'Is The Right Thing'

AP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- President Barack Obama says he supports recognizing gay unions in a broad immigration bill pending in Congress but won't say w...

Queer DREAMer Joins Battle

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 03.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Jorge Gutierrez tells the story of how he came out as a Queer undocumented immigrant and calls for an inclusive immigration reform. This week, I ca...

Emily Swanson

Americans Support Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

More Americans support than oppose allowing gay and lesbian citizens to sponsor foreign spouses for U.S. residency, but support for LGBT equality in i...

Same-Sex Couples Score New Immigration Protections

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices

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

A Baby to Change the Times... and U.S. Immigration Laws

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 12.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Adrian Margaret Brune

Miles' story has a happy ending, and potentially huge implications for other LGBT parents abroad, but it also illustrates the expense and frustration expended by gay couples for outdated laws that do not reflect the changing nature of today's families.

Immigration Authorities Deny Benefits For Same Sex Couples... Again

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a brief reprieve, immigration authorities are once again denying applications for immigration benefits for same sex couples follow...

Thanksgiving Apart: LGBT Families Face Separation and Exile

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Lesbian and gay Americans do not have the right to sponsor their foreign national partners for residency. They are forced to rip their families apart, or leave their own country to be with the person they love.

The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness Announces Editorial Calendar

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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New Immigration Reform Bill Leaves Out Gays And Lesbians

Towleroad | Andy Towle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The "comprehensive" immigration reform bill introduced this month does not include gays and lesbians. "The lawmaker said Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)...

Uniting American Families Act: Congress To Consider Gay Immigration Bill

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will meet for a hearing on the Uniting American Families Act. The proposed bill -- which was intr...