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The DOMA Project Spotlights 'Missing Husband,' Story Of Gay Binational Couple (VIDEO)

The DOMA Project Spotlights 'Missing Husband,' Story Of Gay Binational Couple (VIDEO)

Commented May 14, 2013 at 13:51:17 in Gay Voices

“I applied for a visa for my husband based on our marriage. USCIS summarily denied the petition without even granting an interview. This is what the denial letter says: "Your spouse is not a person of the opposite sex. Therefore, under the DOMA, your petition must be denied."”

Darlene1964 on May 15, 2013 at 07:36:53

“Terrible , I couldn't understand it at first but I guess even tho you are married in a state your not married  federally . This makes no sense to me , gun ownership is legal in one state not in another so when you go to that state you leave your gun behind but are you supposed to leave your marriage vows? I know this won't make you feel better but it is changing for the better and someday (hopefully soon ) it won't be an issue. Good luck with everything.”
Deportation Guidelines To Officially Define Same-Sex Couples As Families

Deportation Guidelines To Officially Define Same-Sex Couples As Families

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 14:05:53 in Politics

“[ Deportation. Separation. Exile ] Stopping deportations is a great first step. Don't forget about all of the gay couples who are currently separated and those who are living in exile in another country. They need help too. The USA needs to step to the plate and give LGBT citizens access to green cards for their spouses.”
The Great Exodus: Would The Presidential Election Results Drive You To Leave? The Country?

The Great Exodus: Would The Presidential Election Results Drive You To Leave? The Country?

Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 23:17:01 in Gay Voices

“My husband is not a US Citizen and he is currently in deportation proceedings. The US government refuses to recognize our marriage because of DOMA. So if they deport my husband should I stick it out here and work on getting him back, or should we both live in exile in a foreign country? Obama wants to repeal/overturn DOMA. Romney wants to put anti-gay discrimination in to the US constitution. So the answer is maybe. If Romney wins we will have to answer this very tough question.”

rickhfx on Sep 13, 2012 at 22:07:16

“If he is Canadian move to Canada and have a big gay wedding,”

Lujza Hayes Nehrebeczky on Sep 13, 2012 at 01:11:52

“Brian, my wife and I are in a similar situation, except that I'm not in deportation proceedings (but, of course, this could change). If we were in your shoes, we would definitely choose exile together rather than indefinite separation. Remember that several countries, including Canada, will recognize your marriage for immigration purposes. Canadian immigration is costly and can be difficult, but we would definitely consider it as a real possibility if Romney were reelected.”
Immigrants Yearn to Be Americans, Not a Permanent Underclass

Immigrants Yearn to Be Americans, Not a Permanent Underclass

Commented Mar 7, 2013 at 22:03:40 in Politics

“I've been hit with the "underclass" double whammy. As a gay US citizen I am denied access to a green-card for my husband because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This is not an issue of separate but equal. There are no separate federal rights for married gay couples. There are no rights at all. This is not a front of the bus, back of the bus issue. This is the federal government telling us to get the hell off of the bus.”

lavender menace on Mar 8, 2013 at 16:47:04

“This needs to change. It angers me that long term gay and lesbian couples cannot get either a fiance or a spouse visa for their partner but some guy can bring in his mail order bride that he had just met overseas and barely knows as a fiance and legally marry her and she can get a green card.”

Contact1972 on Mar 8, 2013 at 02:59:06

“Yup. My partner and I feel your pain. Hopefully this June our binational nightmare will be over.”
What Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

What Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 16:18:06 in Politics

“CIR must include access to green cards for the spouses and families of LGBT citizens.”

Contact1972 on Nov 16, 2012 at 03:08:11

“You beat me to it!

F&F”
Q-and-A With Glenn Gaylord, Director of Gay Indie Hits <i>I Do</i> and <i>Eating Out 3</i>

Q-and-A With Glenn Gaylord, Director of Gay Indie Hits I Do and Eating Out 3

Commented Sep 13, 2012 at 18:50:19 in Gay Voices

“"I DO" is an excellent film. I was at the premier is SF and the audience loved it. A must see!

As a side benefit, the movie captures an historic snapshot of of the present discrimination faced by LGBT bi-national couples in America. As a US citizen who is fighting the unjust DOMA deportation of my husband, this film hit a little close to home.”
Q-and-A With Glenn Gaylord, Director of Gay Indie Hits <i>I Do</i> and <i>Eating Out 3</i>

Q-and-A With Glenn Gaylord, Director of Gay Indie Hits I Do and Eating Out 3

Commented Sep 13, 2012 at 17:36:30 in Gay Voices

“"I DO" is a terrific film. I was at the SF premier and the crowd response was fantastic. A must see!

A side benefit is that this film captures a snap-shot in time of the anti-gay laws that exist in America. As a gay US citizen who is currently fighting the unjust DOMA deportation of my husband, this movie really hit close to home.”