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In the Two Shadows: Undocumented Immigrants LGBT

Today, Center for American Progress called an event towards LGBT undocumented immigrants with the founder of Define American Jose Antonio Vargas, and launched "Dual In Shadows: Undocumented Immigrants LGBT." In light of the results of the Williams Institute UCLA, which has at least 267.000 LGBT-identified among the adult population of the undocumented continue reading »

DREAMer to Senator Marco Rubio:  Leaving LGBT Immigrants Out of Immigration Reform Is Not an Option

As the conversation for immigration reform continues to heat up, GetEQUAL released the following statement today in response to Senator Marco Rubio's recent attempts to offer an immigration framework that only offers relief to a very small percentage of immigrants: continue reading »

Cardinal George- Legislation Creating “Same-Sex” Marriage: What’s at Stake?

At the beginning of the New Year, 2013, a law is being proposed in the General Assembly to change the legal definition of marriage in Illinois to accommodate those of the same sex who wish to “marry” one another. In this discussion, the Church will be portrayed as “anti-gay,” which is a difficult position to be in, particularly when families and the Church herself love those of their members who are same-sex oriented. What’s at stake in this legislative proposal and in the Church’s teaching on marriage? continue reading »

Same-Sex Immigration Policy Good for Immigrant Families

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) applauds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to recognize same-sex partners as family members in deportation cases. “This is a significant decision that will provide families with some relief as they deal with challenging immigration issues,” said Jessica González-Rojas, executive director continue reading »

Gay Couple Arrested in Texas for Demanding Right to Marry; Face Elevated Charges

On July 5, Mark Jiminez and Beau Chandler applied for a marriage license they knew they’d never get. Texas, where the two men live, has a ban on same-sex marriages—and officials who issue licenses can face criminal charges. continue reading »

LULAC Passes Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) passed a resolution at its 83rd Annual Convention in favor of same sex unions. The resolution supports marriage equality for all Americans, including those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community. continue reading »

Gay Activists Protest Annulment of Marriages in Cancun- Annulment Pursued by Uninvolved Party

Gay rights groups have launched a campaign to protest the annulment of two same-sex marriages performed last November in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun. "We just left the prosecutor's office, where we filed a discrimination complaint over the annulment of our marriage, (a move) that lacks all legal reasoning and is an act of homophobia," Sergio Monje, whose marriage was one continue reading »

El Paso Native Starts First Magazine For Hispanic GLBT Community

An online magazine dedicated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual Hispanic community is growing in popularity. The publisher of the magazine is an El Paso native who says this magazine is the only of its kind in the nation and one that was needed. continue reading »

Gay Couples Gathering to be Plaintiffs in Immigration Discrimination Federal Case (VIDEO)

Strengthened by the Obama administration's announcement that they will no longer defend part of the Defense of Marriage Act in Court, an immigration rights group is trying to put together a case to sue the federal government for preventing married gay people from sponsoring their spouses for citizenship. continue reading »