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Judy Rickard

Update on Post-DOMA 'Meet the Feds' Round 2: Social Security

Judy Rickard | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

Whew! And wow! It took an online application that I did on a Saturday, an office visit and a follow-up office visit, and now Karin is taken care of for Social Security and Medicare! We are thrilled that this trailblazing went so smoothly and happened without a lot of hassle.

Post-DOMA 'Meet the Feds' Round 2: Social Security

Judy Rickard | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

Is Karin a U.S. resident since our domestic partnership in 2007? Since our marriage in 2011? Since she received her green card this past July? The woman who took our case told us that since we were the first such case in our region, a precedent-setting determination has to be made.

Post-DOMA Decision Thoughts for Our Green Card-seeking Community

Judy Rickard | Posted 10.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

We got thrown under the bus by the Senate in its early process. The House hasn't even moved a bill to discussion. There's lots of work to do in immigration reform. We got our piece of the pie. But remember, it's sweeter to win together.

DOMA Reaction: 'I Finally Feel Like A Full American'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

One class of people uniquely affected by Wednesday's historic Supreme Court DOMA ruling is gay people in binational relationships — i.e. those for w...

No Mo' DOMA! I've Got My Wife, I've Got My Life!

Judy Rickard | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

For us, it's the end of a long, long journey. Well, it's not really the end until Karin gets her green card. But it's the last hurdle for us. And it's the green light that so many have waited for to get married and established together in America.