Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Same-sex couples stranded between love and country: Binational partners in U.S. immigration bind

11/16/09 Delaware Online:
An estimated 36,000 same-sex couples, many with children, face similar [binational] separations under U.S. law [the federal DOMA], according to Immigration Equality, a New York-based advocacy group." The situation that lesbian and gay families are in is particularly acute because it's overlaid on unequal treatment for gay families," said Rachel B. Tiven, Immigration Equality's executive director ... Three federal bills that would change how the U.S. government recognizes same-sex marriages for immigration purposes have been proposed -- one in the Senate and two in the House of Representatives [here and here].

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