DOMA, Immigration, and ENDA: The Ripple Effects of Heightened Scrutiny

DOMA, Immigration, and ENDA: The Ripple Effects of Heightened Scrutiny

March 3rd, 2011

From Towleroad, DOMA: The Ripple Effects of Heightened Scrutiny, by Ari Ezra Waldman."But, the DOMA decision will have more direct impact. For example, Lavi Soloway, an attorney friend of mine, leading advocate of gays in immigration cases and founder of[...]

DOMA Deportations: What the President Can Do

DOMA Deportations: What the President Can Do

March 2nd, 2011

From the Washington Blade. Full story here. While this article does not produce much diversity in response to its rhetorical headline, The DOMA Project is included here as an example as one very real ways in which the executive branch[...]

Breaking News: Rep. Zoe Lofgren Calls on Obama Administration to Defer DOMA Deportations

Breaking News: Rep. Zoe Lofgren Calls on Obama Administration to Defer DOMA Deportations

March 2nd, 2011

Rodrigo & Edwin celebrating their marriageFull updated Advocate article here.On Wednesday, Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, told The Advocate that she agrees with Nadler on deferring deportation proceedings[...]

Breaking News: Congressman Nadler Calls for Halt to DOMA Deportations

Breaking News: Congressman Nadler Calls for Halt to DOMA Deportations

March 2nd, 2011

"An Evolving Immigration Landscape," The Advocate, March 2, 2011. Full article here.Soloway has argued that executive branch agencies, including the Executive Office of Immigration Review and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, should “develop innovative strategies” to keep binational gay couples together[...]

Just Married! Together for Eight Years, Edwin & Rodrigo Fight to Stop a March 9 Deportation

Just Married! Together for Eight Years, Edwin & Rodrigo Fight to Stop a March 9 Deportation

March 1st, 2011

Edwin Echegoyen and Rodrigo MartinezOn Tuesday March 1 Edwin Echegoyen and Rodrigo Martinez of Rockville, Maryland exchanged vows of matrimony at the DC Superior Court on Indiana Avenue in Washington, D.C. Like most newlyweds, they had made the journey[...]

Huffington Post: Obama's DOMA Turn Around Prompts New Strategy in Immigration Battle

Huffington Post: Obama's DOMA Turn Around Prompts New Strategy in Immigration Battle

February 28th, 2011

From The Huffington Post:Immigration advocates are seizing upon President Obama's decision not the defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and his conclusion that all laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation should be presumed unconstitutional, opening up[...]

Monica and Cristina Featured in New York Daily News: New Hope After Obama Abandons DOMA
PRESS RELEASE: Married Gay Couples Challenge DOMA in Immigration Court

PRESS RELEASE: Married Gay Couples Challenge DOMA in Immigration Court

February 25th, 2011

Married Gay Couples Challenge DOMA in Immigration Courts Across the Country in a Concerted Effort to End Discrimination and Stop The Deportations of Spouses of Gay and Lesbian AmericansIn New York, New Jersey and California three married, same-sex binational couples,[...]

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Time is Running Out For 83 Year Old Veteran and His Canadian Husband in San Francisco

February 24th, 2011

Another year of hope and anxiety, optimism and anguish passes by. We wonder: what will next year and the year after that bring? What obstacles will we face next, and how will we cope? Just as thousands of binational gay[...]

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