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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.
By Les Spindle | Saturday Jul 21, 2012
When a Philippina lesbian and her adult son were threatened with deportation, they cried foul, noting that the plaintiff, Jane DeLeon, was legally married to her same-sex partner, a U.S. citizen. A class-action suit followed.
By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 4, 2012
Five same-sex immigrant couples filed a lawsuit in order to challenge DOMA. The federal law prohibits the couples from obtaining green cards even though they legally married in states that recognize marriage equality.
By Megan Barnes | Friday Aug 19, 2011
Anthony John Makk continues to fight his possible deportation back to his native Australia after an immigration court last month denied him permanent residency as the spouse of an American citizen.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Jul 25, 2011
President Obama says DOMA should be abolished. At least one prominent journalist says that while it makes for a good sound bite, it’s just not going to happen this year. Here’s why it should.
By Chris Geidner | Friday May 13, 2011
News Analysis: Attorney General Holder’s unusual decision to intervene in Paul Wilson Dorman’s immigration case shows the current law’s difficulties - for same-sex couples and the government
By Kilian Melloy | Friday May 6, 2011
A number of GLBT equality organizations have planned a May 6 rally in support of a gay binational couple facing enforced separation. The rally is slated to take place "in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty."
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Apr 14, 2011
Leaders in the United States House of Representatives are set to announce the re-introduction of the Uniting American Families Act, a bill that would extend to gay and lesbian Americans rights comparable to those already enjoyed by heterosexual citizens.
By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 13, 2011
The LGBT Community Center in lower Manhattan hosted a panel on Sunday, April 10, that highlighted the plight of bi-national same-sex couples that continue to struggle to keep their families intact.
By Alicia A. Caldwell | Thursday Mar 31, 2011
After a brief reprieve, immigration authorities are once again denying applications for immigration benefits for same sex couples following a legal review.
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