Eight Years After First Meeting, Sean and Steven Marry and File Green Card Petition, Joining Fight Against DOMA

Eight Years After First Meeting, Sean and Steven Marry and File Green Card Petition, Joining Fight Against DOMA

December 2nd, 2011

I am no stranger to injustice. I am black, gay, I came of age at a time when de-segregation had been fought for, and though not complete, had started changing society. Living through this upheaval and becoming well-adjusted as a[...]

Married Lesbian Couple Separated by DOMA and an Ocean

Married Lesbian Couple Separated by DOMA and an Ocean

December 1st, 2011

Ana and I “met” in 2008 while we were both participating in an on-line book club.  Although Ana is Portuguese, she currently resides in the United Kingdom. We quickly became friends in the book club and in November of that[...]

Can the U.S. Government Recognize True Love? Married New Yorkers, Brandon and Luke, Join Fight Against DOMA

Can the U.S. Government Recognize True Love? Married New Yorkers, Brandon and Luke, Join Fight Against DOMA

November 28th, 2011

More Than Just Friends Luke and I had been best friends for a couple of years when we faced a decision that many gay friends confront: Whether to take our relationship to a romantic level. We soon learned that as a[...]

Jackie and Gloria: Married Lesbian Couple in Massachusetts Fights Deportation to Pakistan That Would Tear Them Apart

Jackie and Gloria: Married Lesbian Couple in Massachusetts Fights Deportation to Pakistan That Would Tear Them Apart

November 22nd, 2011

Gloria and I met at college three years ago when we were assigned as roommates. She was an international student from Pakistan and I was born and raised in Massachusetts. Despite our cultural differences we had an instant connection since[...]

GLAAD Launches Call To Action: Tell President Obama to Stop The DOMA Deportations, Enforce His Promised LGBT-Inclusive Guidelines and Keep Brian & Anton Together

GLAAD Launches Call To Action: Tell President Obama to Stop The DOMA Deportations, Enforce His Promised LGBT-Inclusive Guidelines and Keep Brian & Anton Together

October 12th, 2011

Sign the petition to President Obama today. Time is running out for Brian & Anton. Share this link with your friends. We must stop this deportation! [...]

DHS Admits The Administration Needs to Provide

DHS Admits The Administration Needs to Provide "Additional Training" To Ensure New Guidelines Are Properly Applied. Will It Come In Time For Brian & Anton?

October 10th, 2011

See "Officials Deny Deportation Reprieve for Gay Binational Couple," The Advocate, Friday October 6, 2011.[...]

ICE Denies Brian & Anton's Request for Deferred Action, Refuses to Stop the Deportation - Obama Administration New LGBT-Inclusive Policy Fails to Stop DOMA Deportation

ICE Denies Brian & Anton's Request for Deferred Action, Refuses to Stop the Deportation - Obama Administration New LGBT-Inclusive Policy Fails to Stop DOMA Deportation

October 7th, 2011

Philadelphia Deportation Officers Deny Request By Gay Binational Couple For "Deferred Action" ICE Refuses to Apply New Obama Administration Deportation Guidelines to Stop "DOMA Deportation" of Gay Indonesian Married to U.S. Citizen In a First Test of New Deportation Policy Meant to[...]

Brian & Anton Face Final Deportation Decision on Oct 7 Will New Guidelines Protect This Gay Couple As Promised?

Brian & Anton Face Final Deportation Decision on Oct 7 Will New Guidelines Protect This Gay Couple As Promised?

September 30th, 2011

Read this excellent article by Jen Coletta yesterday in the Phildelphia Gay News here and GLAAD's blog posting urging action in support of Brian and Anton here. See also, our previous summary, The First Big Test: Will The Obama Administration’s[...]

Together for 8 Years and Married, Donald and Arthur Face DOMA Deportation Proceedings in Miami Tomorrow

Together for 8 Years and Married, Donald and Arthur Face DOMA Deportation Proceedings in Miami Tomorrow

September 7th, 2011

Stop the Deportations co-founder, Lavi Soloway, will appear in a Miami courtroom on Thursday September 8 to fight for the right of Donald and Arthur to remain together in this country. Arthur has lived in this country for over 16[...]

For the First Time, the Obama Justice Department Argues that DOMA is Unconstitutional When Applied to Binational Lesbian and Gay Couples Filing I-130 Petitions

For the First Time, the Obama Justice Department Argues that DOMA is Unconstitutional When Applied to Binational Lesbian and Gay Couples Filing I-130 Petitions

September 6th, 2011

On Friday, just as most of us began to settle in for the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Department of Justice filed a brief in Federal District Court in California arguing that is a violation of the United States Constitution[...]

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