Joel & Gabriel: Together for Ten Years in Exile in Mexico Because of DOMA

Joel & Gabriel: Together for Ten Years in Exile in Mexico Because of DOMA

May 26th, 2013

I moved to Mexico City after college and fell in love with the country and its people. After one year, I fell in love again, this time with Gabriel.  We met on the job and I will never forget thinking[...]

Workshop: Answering Questions from Binational Couples Preparing for the Post-DOMA Universe

Workshop: Answering Questions from Binational Couples Preparing for the Post-DOMA Universe

May 26th, 2013

 Live Streamed Video Workshop by Attorney Lavi Soloway In this workshop, DOMA Project co-founder, attorney Lavi Soloway, will answer questions from gay and lesbian couples.  Register now to receive log in information by sending an email to [email protected]  To submit question(s)[...]

Senate Judiciary Committee Abandons LGBT Amendments to Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Ending 13-Year Effort to Pass the Uniting American Families Act

Senate Judiciary Committee Abandons LGBT Amendments to Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Ending 13-Year Effort to Pass the Uniting American Families Act

May 22nd, 2013

Republican Scapegoating of LGBT Families Leads Senate Judiciary Committee to Abandon Gay Partner Provision in Immigration Bill Uniting American Families Act is Effectively Dead, After 13 Years in Congress On Tuesday, Senate Democrats shocked advocates with a 180-degree reversal when they abandoned two[...]

Defeat of DOMA More Critical Than Ever as Key Senate Democrats Signal They Will Abandon LGBT Amendments to Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Defeat of DOMA More Critical Than Ever as Key Senate Democrats Signal They Will Abandon LGBT Amendments to Comprehensive Immigration Reform

May 21st, 2013

BETRAYAL: BUT FOR THE VOTES, IT IS ALL BUT OVER. Today will likely be the day many of us have long known would come. Twenty years of grassroots organizing and exhaustive advocacy have brought us here and yet it will now[...]

Young Love Forced into Exile: Jodi and Amanda Speak Out Against DOMA Exile

Young Love Forced into Exile: Jodi and Amanda Speak Out Against DOMA Exile

May 20th, 2013

Hi, I am Jodi.  My partner, Amanda, and I met online two years ago through a virtual game site called Habbo Hotel. There, we both entered a 'dating room' for bisexual, lesbian, and gay teenagers. I had been in the[...]

Debbie and Sjoukje in Exile: Twelve Years Together, Separated from their American Family Because of DOMA

Debbie and Sjoukje in Exile: Twelve Years Together, Separated from their American Family Because of DOMA

May 17th, 2013

In a very short time there will be a ruling that affects a lot of people. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for and against Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In the Senate, legislators are[...]

Leif and Morris: DOMA Forces Gay American to Move to New Zealand, Far from Friends and Family

Leif and Morris: DOMA Forces Gay American to Move to New Zealand, Far from Friends and Family

May 16th, 2013

Morris and I first met on an internet site in July 2008. Morris was planning to come to San Francisco in September of that year to attend the Folsom Street Fair. When we met on October 1, it was really love at[...]

Gay U.S. Army Veteran Sacrifies Home and Financial Security, Uprooted and Forced into Exile By DOMA

Gay U.S. Army Veteran Sacrifies Home and Financial Security, Uprooted and Forced into Exile By DOMA

May 16th, 2013

Jay and I met in a chat room online back in 2009. For a year we simply chatted every day. Neither of us knew what the other even looked like until late 2009 when we decided to try Skype. From[...]

Mindi and Bev: A Love Story That Began Almost Three Decades Ago, Continues With a Fight to Be Together in the U.S.

Mindi and Bev: A Love Story That Began Almost Three Decades Ago, Continues With a Fight to Be Together in the U.S.

May 15th, 2013

We first met almost 28 years ago, when I was a college exchange student in London and Bev was on her young adult walk-about off that big island called Australia. We met on a month-long tour through Europe before my[...]

Together for 25 Years Through Thick and Thin, Lynne and Alexis Share Their Story: Why We Must Defeat DOMA

Together for 25 Years Through Thick and Thin, Lynne and Alexis Share Their Story: Why We Must Defeat DOMA

May 14th, 2013

I am Lynne, a US citizen in a domestic partnership with my Canadian life partner, Alexis. Though many see us as “married,” we legally cannot marry in California, and even if we could our marriage would not be recognized by[...]

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