SHARE YOUR STORY
The DOMA Project Participation
We invite potential DOMA project participants to contact us if they are same-sex binational couples who are married (or planning to marry) and who want to join our campaign to end discrimination in immigration law.
With the exception of our DOMA Project participants, we do not encourage any married same-sex couple to file an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative as such a petition will be denied and the filing of the petition may have significant negative consequences on the foreign spouse’s future eligibility for various non-immigrant visas, or precipitate removal proceedings if that person is in the United States without lawful status.
Any binational couples considering marriage should consult The DOMA Project or other qualified attorney or appropriate gay rights organization to discuss the potential consequences for eligibility for non-immigrant visas and to address other immigration related concerns. To learn more about our DOMA Project, contact us. Your story is a vital part of winning this struggle.
What should our story say? What should we share?
How you share your story is entirely up to you. Here are some suggestions that we feel make for a fuller story for the readers:
- Tell us how you and your spouse/partner met, fell in love, and decided that you wanted to spend the rest of your life together.
- Describe the sacrifices you’ve made as a couple to be together or to see one another.
- Share how DOMA has affected your life. What would your future be like if you were treated the same as any other married couple?
- Provide pictures or videos: images help establish an emotional connection between you and the readers, making it easier to relate to personal stories.