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Thanks to David and Jason, From One Binational Same-Sex Couple to Another!

Megan Evans | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Megan Evans

Thanks to you, the injustice and inequality that binational same-sex couples face as a result of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has finally come to light. The DOMA Project's video about their story, "Missing Husband," has gone viral, and people are starting to finally listen.

Stealing Lives (And Getting Away With It)

Brandon Perlberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Brandon Perlberg

More than a year ago, I was forced into exile because the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prevents me from sponsoring my same-sex British partner for a green card, so he had to return to the UK, and I went with him. There are 81 people in Washington who owe me my life back.

Elise Foley

Bad News For Immigration Amendment On LGBT Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had to make what the New York senator called an "excruciating" decision on Tuesday...

For the Gay and Undocumented, Stakes Are High Ahead of Court Ruling (VIDEO)

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jens Erik Gould

Eric Manriquez, a U.S. citizen, has been legally married to Juan Rivera, an undocumented immigrant, for five years in California, yet Rivera can't apply for a green card through marriage as heterosexual spouses can, because the federal government doesn't recognize their union.

Why The U.S. Needs Immigration Reform: Our Story

Megan Evans | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Megan Evans

I'm British and have lived in the UK my whole life. I never expected to find myself with a partner from another country. Having to deal with the distance was hard enough, but what happens when one partner can't expect to be sponsored for citizenship in the other's country?

Shame On The 'Gang Of Eight': History Will Remember That You Left Out The Gays

Todd Fernandez | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

You decided to exclude the gays, the people who worry everyday that their partner will be deported, who watch their partners cry because they can't visit a sick father, who believe in the justice we seek for all immigrants because the suffering is identical and must end for us all.

No Surprise: Gays Left Out Of Immigration Reform Bill

Erwin de Leon | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

Lesbian and gay Americans and permanent residents will still not be able to sponsor their loved ones for permanent residency. LGBT organizations and coalition partners will vigorously protest, but at the end of the day, we will still be left out in the cold.

Divide And Conquer: How The Exclusion Of LGBT Latinos Weakens Our Community

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 04.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

We should ensure that we use our political power to protect our entire community. Any plan for immigration reform that is not inclusive of LGBT couples and families threatens to weaken, undermine and divide us. We should reject proposals that do not encompass all our families.

Lesbian Grandmothers Lead Green Card Fight (VIDEO)

Brynn Gelbard | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Gelbard

Long before immigration reform was the hot topic it is today, Judy Rickard and her wife, Karin Bogliolo, were in the trenches spreading the word about the harsh reality for same-sex binational couples trying to remain together in the U.S.

Immigration, DOMA And LGBT Families: Obama And Common-Sense Values

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Homeland Security is avoiding the deportation of some same-sex partners. Still, 50 LGBT and immigration advocacy groups have asked President Obama to announce an official freeze on deportations of LGBT people until DOMA can be decided, but no action has been taken.

To Sens. Schumer, McCain and Graham: Immigration Coalitions Support Gay Family Inclusion in Reform

Todd Fernandez | Posted 04.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

The fact is simply that any remaining opposition to the inclusion of gay families in immigration reform is marginal, and it is not the official policy of the vast immigration coalition network that is now working tightly with the LGBT community.