Freedom To Marry Launches Petition Drive for Henry Velandia and Repeal of DOMA

Freedom To Marry Launches Petition Drive for Henry Velandia and Repeal of DOMA

October 27th, 2010

Freedom to Marry is the most prominent marriage equality organization in the United States. Evan Wolfson, its founder and Executive Director, is a former senior staff attorney at Lambda Legal Defense where he headed the Marriage Project. Today, Freedom to Marry[...]

Blogger Andrew Sullivan On the Defense of Marriage Act and Binational Couples

Blogger Andrew Sullivan On the Defense of Marriage Act and Binational Couples

October 27th, 2010

"America increasingly becomes the one place in the Western world where gay relationships and marriages do not, as far as the federal government is concerned, exist." -Andrew Sullivan writing about the impact of the Defense of Marriage Act on binational[...]

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Gay City News: Uniting American Love

October 27th, 2010

Today, Paul Schindler, editor of New York's Gay City News, published an extraordinarily thoughtful article featuring Monica & Cristina and Josh & Henry and their fight against DOMA. Read the full article here.[...]

Glenn Greenwald: Inhumane Impact of DOMA

Glenn Greenwald: Inhumane Impact of DOMA

October 27th, 2010

Best-selling author, Glenn Greenwald, is a constitutional and civil rights legal expert, frequent television commentator and lecturer.  He is also half of a binational couple. He lives in Brazil with his partner where he has been granted immigration status based[...]

Monica and Cristina: Binational Lesbian Couple in Queens Fights DOMA and Deportation

Monica and Cristina: Binational Lesbian Couple in Queens Fights DOMA and Deportation

October 26th, 2010

See update here (March 21, 2011).Monica Alcota and Cristina Ojeda Exchanging VowsMy name is Cristina Ojeda and I am an American citizen. I work as a social worker and live with my wife, Monica Alcota, in Queens, New York. [...]

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Watch Josh and Henry on FOX News

October 25th, 2010

Josh Vandiver and Henry Velandia on Fox News WNYW, October 25, 2010 [...]

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Josh Vandiver & Henry Velandia Interviewed at Princeton About Their Fight Against DOMA

October 25th, 2010

Following up on the story published by the Daily Princetonian this weekend, Josh Vandiver and Henry Velandia sat down for an on-camera interview about their relationship, their marriage, their fight against DOMA and their campaign to stop Henry's deportation. Join[...]

Gay California Couple Joins Challenge to Defense of Marriage Act, Fight Deportation

Gay California Couple Joins Challenge to Defense of Marriage Act, Fight Deportation

October 24th, 2010

Submitted by Douglas GentryI am a 53-year old American citizen born in Indianapolis. I met Carlos Alejandro Benshimol (he goes by the name Alex) in June of 2005. Alex is a 46-year old Venezuelan man who has lived[...]

"Save Our Marriage - Stop the Deportation of Henry Velandia" Reaches More Than 2,000 Supporters in Just Three Days on Facebook

October 23rd, 2010

Josh and Henry launched a Facebook cause page this week, a great example of how a couple can stand up and speak truth to injustice. With Henry currently in deportations proceedings before the Immigration Court the couple is, in their[...]

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Britta and Carla Fight Deportation, As Their Case Progresses in New York Immigration Court

October 22nd, 2010

Britta and Carla were married in 2009, but they are still fighting deportation. One solution for lesbian and gay binational couples would be passage of immigration reform that included a provision for foreign partners. However, couples like Britta and Carla[...]

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