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The Gay After Tomorrow

Frank Bua | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

Our movement is about more than just marriage. We need to push for immigration reform to protect same-sex binational couples, demand that Congress pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and move the Every Child Deserves a Family Act into law.

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.

Tea Partier: 'Shoot' Susan Collins For Immigration Reform Views

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Two tea party activists joked on a conference call on Wednesday that the only way to get Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to listen to their views on immi...

Elise Foley

LGBT Activists Stand By Immigration Reform, Even After Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although Democrats abandoned same-sex couple provisions in immigration reform legislation on Tuesday, LGBT activists will continue to su...

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...

Bending Toward Justice: A Reflection On President Obama's Marriage Equality Announcement One Year Later

Jacob Combs | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

On year ago President Obama's ABC News interview marked an inflection point in the marriage equality debate, and though it might yet take some time for the legal reality of equal marriage laws to catch up to the political reality, an undeniable shift has occurred.

Elise Foley

Hundreds Of Amendments Filed To Immigration Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the potential pitfalls for the bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill came into focus on Tuesday when Judiciary Committee mem...

Elise Foley

LGBT Couples: 'We're All Being Exiled'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gary Wanderlingh, who is American, and Samuel Conlon, who is British, were introduced online through friends five years ago. They felt a...

LGBTQ Inclusive Immigration Reform

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

It would naïve to believe that Congress is considering CIR out of the goodness of their hearts. Republicans and Democrats are trying to deliver on immigration reform to court the Latino vote. So let's explore how Latinos are actually feeling about the inclusion of protections for same-sex couples...

Not Quite a Nation of Immigrants

Maya Rupert | Posted 04.28.2013 | Black Voices
Maya Rupert

As we celebrate Black History Month, let's remember the history of black people and how most of our ancestors came to this country, and let that history inform the way we talk about a need for immigration reform.

Prop 8 Case and the Message for Immigration Reform

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

The striking down of California's Proposition 8 attempt to take away marital rights from same-sex couples sends a strong immigration-reform message to Congress: it's time to allow U.S. citizens lawfully married to same-sex partners the opportunity to apply for lawful immigrant status.

Obama's DOMA Turnaround Prompts New Strategy in Immigration Battle

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Campagna

Immigration advocates are seizing upon Obama's decision not the defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which previously was the only thing standing between a same-sex couple and a green card.

Torn Apart By DOMA

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

One can only hope that quick passage of the UAFA will help people like Karla and Stacy have a fair shot at making a loving committed relationship work for the long term.