The First Big Test: Will The Obama Administration’s New Deportation Rules Come in Time for Brian & Anton?

The First Big Test: Will The Obama Administration’s New Deportation Rules Come in Time for Brian & Anton?

August 30th, 2011

Brian & Anton will spend the next 38 days waiting for a phone call from ICE that may never come. For the second time this year, Anton Tanumihardja, an Indonesian citizen, and his American husband, Brian Andersen, face the terrifying prospect[...]

Victory for Doug and Alex! Government Drops Deportation Proceedings Against Married Gay California Couple

Victory for Doug and Alex! Government Drops Deportation Proceedings Against Married Gay California Couple

August 20th, 2011

San Francisco Immigration Judge Grants Government Motion to Close Deportation Case Against Alex Benshimol We learned today that deportation proceedings that threatened to tear apart Alex Benshimol and Douglas Gentry, a married gay binational couple in California, have been dropped by[...]

Sujey and Violeta's Victory, Beating Back DOMA Deportation Makes Big News in Denver

Sujey and Violeta's Victory, Beating Back DOMA Deportation Makes Big News in Denver

August 20th, 2011

From left, Sujey and Violeta Pando and the Denver couple's attorney, Lavi Soloway, walk into court Friday before a federal immigration judge postponed a decision on deportation of Sujey Pando.  The decision came a day after the Obama administration announced[...]

Victory for Sujey and Violeta Pando! Judge Halts Deportation, Sets January Date to Consider Application Based on Their Marriage

Victory for Sujey and Violeta Pando! Judge Halts Deportation, Sets January Date to Consider Application Based on Their Marriage

August 19th, 2011

Lavi Soloway: "Today Denver Immigration Judge Mimi Tsankov halted the deportation of Sujey Pando and scheduled a new hearing to consider an application based on her marriage to her U.S. citizen wife, Violeta Pando. Because today's hearing was intended to[...]

Sign Our Petition To Stop The Deportation of Sujey Pando

Sign Our Petition To Stop The Deportation of Sujey Pando

August 16th, 2011

On August 19th in Denver, Violeta and Sujey Pando will face the worst nightmare for any lesbian or gay binational couple: a final deportation hearing in an Immigration Court. They are legally married, but Violeta, a U.S. citizen, cannot sponsor[...]

Violeta & Sujey's Fight Against DOMA Deportation Featured in Out Front Colorado

Violeta & Sujey's Fight Against DOMA Deportation Featured in Out Front Colorado

August 12th, 2011

Read the complete article here. Read the Violeta and Sujey's story in their own words here.Sign this petition to President Obama asking him to halt the deportation of Sujey Pando and all spouses of lesbian and gay Americans.[...]

Violeta and Sujey: Married, Lesbian Couple Fights DOMA Deportation in Denver, Final Hearing on August 19

Violeta and Sujey: Married, Lesbian Couple Fights DOMA Deportation in Denver, Final Hearing on August 19

August 3rd, 2011

My name is Violeta. I am a 27 year old American citizen. I live in Denver, Colorado where I was born. I hold a degree in Criminal Justice and work as a Correctional Case Manager. My wife, Sujey, and I,[...]

Johnny & Sebastian: Binational Couple Among First to Marry in New York, DOMA Means They Are Still Unequal

Johnny & Sebastian: Binational Couple Among First to Marry in New York, DOMA Means They Are Still Unequal

August 1st, 2011

Sebastian and Johnny after marrying in Manhattan on June 24, 2011 There's no doubt that Sunday June 24, 2011 will go down in history as a triumphant day for LGBT Americans. As the media descended on New York to report the[...]

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Josh Vandiver & Henry Velandia and Courage Campaign Ask Senator Robert Menendez to Support DOMA Repeal

July 28th, 2011

Update: On December 18, 2011 the New Jersey Star-Ledger published this Op-Ed by U.S. Senator Menendez in which he announces his support for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Congratulations to Josh & Henry and the thousands[...]

SF Chronicle: DOMA Enforcement is Changing, With DOMA Deportation Cases Leading the Way
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