Rick & Brian: Married Gay Couple Exiled by DOMA for Three Years in Taiwan, Fight to Return to the U.S.

Rick & Brian: Married Gay Couple Exiled by DOMA for Three Years in Taiwan, Fight to Return to the U.S.

February 21st, 2013

Our story began in the streets of Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2009. In actuality, we had met a couple of days earlier in a chat room on an online dating site. Back then we both paid for the yearly service and[...]

Carrie and Claire, Separated by DOMA for Seven Years, File for Green Card Based on Their Marriage

Carrie and Claire, Separated by DOMA for Seven Years, File for Green Card Based on Their Marriage

February 20th, 2013

After an anguishing recent 15-month separation, both of our families could see how hard the time apart was on us and insisted on providing us with the funds we needed for Claire to come for Christmas and New Year holidays.[...]

Judy & Karin: Lesbian Golden Girls Fight DOMA, Argue for LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform to Be Together

Judy & Karin: Lesbian Golden Girls Fight DOMA, Argue for LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform to Be Together

February 14th, 2013

Karin and Judy are two of approximately 35,000 binational same-sex couples living in America. They met online in a lesbian chat room nearly a decade ago. It was their first face-to-face date to a PFLAG dance that sealed the seal.[...]

Engaged to be Married, Lesbian Couple Separated by the U.S.-Canadian Border Fights to be Reunited

Engaged to be Married, Lesbian Couple Separated by the U.S.-Canadian Border Fights to be Reunited

February 13th, 2013

I met and fell in love with Stacey online through a social network in January 2010. We talked off and on, but our conversations were brief at first as neither of us was ready to jump into a relationship. Over[...]

Gabriela & Francisca: Married Lesbian Couple Forced to Live Thousands of Miles Apart Because of DOMA

Gabriela & Francisca: Married Lesbian Couple Forced to Live Thousands of Miles Apart Because of DOMA

February 12th, 2013

At the time I met Francisca (who has Mexican and Spanish nationalities) through a mutual friend in 2009, I was living in the U.S., but planning to move to Spain to do a Master’s degree.  Francisca lived and worked in[...]

Fighting DOMA and Preparing for the Post-DOMA Universe

Fighting DOMA and Preparing for the Post-DOMA Universe

February 7th, 2013

In this post I would like to address a concern that has been the subject of some discussion lately: that some same-sex binational couples seeking immigration benefits may experience difficulties in the post-DOMA universe if they reside in states that[...]

Newlyweds Ben and Dario Speak Out Against DOMA

Newlyweds Ben and Dario Speak Out Against DOMA

February 5th, 2013

Dario and I had something special from the time we met in July 2010.  On that first date, we had an instant connection – sharing our histories, our passions in life and our hopes for the future. I had met[...]

VIDEO: From Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall to Asheville, North Carolina: Becky and Sanne Fight for the Right to be Together in this Country

VIDEO: From Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall to Asheville, North Carolina: Becky and Sanne Fight for the Right to be Together in this Country

February 1st, 2013

President Obama, meet Becky and Sanne, and their 2-year-old daughter, Willow. Becky, who was born in this country, is a middle school teacher. Sanne comes from the Netherlands, the first country in the world to allow same-sex couples to wed.Sanne[...]

Robert and Javier In Love: For Two Years They Have Been Forced to Live 7,000 Miles Apart Because of DOMA

Robert and Javier In Love: For Two Years They Have Been Forced to Live 7,000 Miles Apart Because of DOMA

January 30th, 2013

From Honolulu to London…   My name is Robert. I am a family physician and HIV specialist living in Honolulu, Hawaii. My partner, Javier, is a video editor working for the BBC in London. We met on March 8, 2011 in Rio[...]

President Unveils Historic Immigration Reform That Includes Provisions for Gay and Lesbian Couples (UPDATED)

President Unveils Historic Immigration Reform That Includes Provisions for Gay and Lesbian Couples (UPDATED)

January 29th, 2013

Today, President Obama announced his plan for comprehensive immigration reform in a speech in Las Vegas, Nevada. In advance of the event it had been reported that the President will call for broadly inclusive immigration reform that includes provisions for[...]

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