Topics :: bi-national gay families

Gay Married Man Gets Green Card

By Sue O’Connell | Thursday Jul 4, 2013
Late Friday, just two days after the US Supreme Court released their decision gutting the Defense of Marriage Act, a permanent visa, aka green card, was issued to Traian Popov, a Bulgarian man married to Florida-based club DJ Julian Marsh.

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.

DOMAs Ongoing Damage to Bi-National Families

By Caity Kauffman | Tuesday Jun 25, 2013
For Daniel Zavala and Yohandel Ruiz, their union thrust them into a standstill. The two are trapped in legal purgatory, an arduous battle between immigration laws and the Defense of Marriage Act.

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.

Case Closed in CA Gay Binational Couple’s Deportation Trauma

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Aug 22, 2011
A gay binational couple is out of the woods for now, following an immigration judge’s Aug. 22 decision to close the case that might have resulted in the deportation of Alex Benshimol, 47, to his native Venezuela.

Married Binational Same-Sex Couple Face Deportation in San Francisco

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Aug 11, 2011
A married binational same-sex couple face possible deportation proceedings despite having been wed for seven years, and without regard for the fact that one of the men is the primary caregiver for his husband, who suffers from AIDS.