Gay Couple Receives Green Card: DOMA Project Participants Shaun & John Celebrate and Keep Up The Fight for Equality
This week, Shaun Stent had received his green card in the mail: final physical proof of John and Shaun‘s victory in 13-year fight against DOMA to be able to live in U.S. as a family.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a green card to U.K. citizen, Shaun Stent, on July 11, 2013, based on his marriage to American citizen, John Catuara, making Shaun the second gay immigrant in U.S. history to become a lawful permanent resident on the basis of a same-sex marriage. The couple have been together since 2001. They married in January 2012, and have struggled for thirteen years to be together in this country.