Topics :: Bi-national Families

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Ruling a Boon for Gay Couples With Foreign Spouse

By Amy Taxin | Friday Jun 28, 2013
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that married gay couples should have equal federal standing with all other married Americans, same-sex couple around the country are eagerly awaiting the life-changing approvals.

Activists Call for LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Bill

By Michelle Lim | Sunday Apr 28, 2013
LGBTs and their allies stood together on April 10 to demand that the Gang of 8 deliver comprehensive immigration reform.

Harry Reid: Immigration Reform Needs to Protect Gay Couples

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 5, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he expects the Senate to pass the immigration reform, which protects LGBT bi-national families, even though conservatives, including Sen. John McCain, have strongly opposed the idea.

Gay, Latino Groups Forge Immigration Alliance

By Lisa Leff | Monday Feb 4, 2013
Gay activists are betting on a newly forged but still fragile alliance between Latinos and the gay community that aims to make sure gay immigrants don’t fear deportation and can seek citizenship through same-sex marriage.

Obama Expected to Include Same-Sex Couples in Immigration Overhaul

By Julie Pace | Tuesday Jan 29, 2013
LGBT rights advocates expect same-sex couples will be part of President Barack Obama’s new immigration proposal.

Five Couples Ask Court to Recognize Families for U.S. Immigration Purposes

Wednesday Apr 4, 2012
Five lesbian and gay couples filed suit in the Eastern District of New York, challenging Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents lesbian and gay American citizens from sponsoring their spouses for green cards.

Bi-National Couple Wins Breathing Room as Feds Call Off Deportation

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jun 30, 2011
A married same-sex couple facing the deportation of one spouse, a Venezuelan man, breathed a sigh or relief when the government halted his deportation -- a turn that might bode well for other bi-national same-sex couples.

Immigration Equality Bill Introduced in the Senate

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jun 23, 2011
A bill to reform immigration law and extend a measure of protection to GLBT bi-national families has been introduced in the Senate, garnering plaudits from family equality advocates.
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