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First Immigration Green Card Issued to Gay Married Immigrant

The federal government has issued its first green card to a gay marriage immigrant from Bulgaria. The Bulgarian immigrant is in a same-sex marriage to an American citizen and is benefiting from the historic Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). continue reading »

House Votes to Uphold DOMA-and Ban Same-Sex Weddings on Navy Bases

Family Research Council (FRC) praised yesterdays bipartisan majority approval in the U.S. House of Representatives of Rep. Tim Huelskamp's (R-KS) amendment to the 2012 defense appropriations bill that would block same-sex weddings on Navy bases, since this would be a direct violation of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman for all federal purposes. continue reading »

Pending a Resolution of DOMA, Immigration Judges Should Exercise Discretion to Stay Removal Cases

To date, five states plus the District of Columbia celebrate marriages of gay and lesbian couples and several other states honor such marriages. In addition, five countries, including Canada, permit marriages of gay and lesbian continue reading »