Petition the President:
STOP DENYING OUR GREEN CARDS
Join us in urging the Obama administration to hold marriage-based green card petitions filed by same-sex binational couples in abeyance until the Supreme Court issues a final ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Despite President Obama’s public support for same-sex marriage, as well as his declaration that “Americans with partners from other countries should not be faced with a painful choice between staying with their partner or staying in their country,” gay and lesbian Americans are still not able to sponsor their spouses for green cards because of DOMA. This unjust law continues to deprive married couples of the right to build a future together in the United States. Spouses are still being torn apart from each other and in many cases, from their children, while other families are forced into exile abroad.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano must immediately direct the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to stop denying green card petitions filed by gay and lesbian Americans for their spouses and instead put those cases on hold until the Supreme Court issues its ruling on the constitutionality of DOMA.
This petition, resulting in thousands of signatures in support of abeyance policy for marriage-based green card petitions filed by same-sex binational couples, was made available in December 2012 as part of The DOMA Project advocacy until the Supreme Court issued a final ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.