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By Deb Riechmann | Friday Aug 2, 2013
The U.S. State Department on Friday began processing visa applications from same-sex spouses in the same way that it handles those from heterosexual spouses.
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.
By Elliot Owen | Friday May 24, 2013
As the prospects for an inclusive comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress dwindled, the National Center for Lesbian Rights honored a group of LGBT Dreamers at its 36th annual gala benefit last weekend.
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 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.
By AMY TAXIN, LISA LEFF | Thursday Aug 9, 2012
Amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security officials reiterated that a foreigner’s longstanding same-sex relationship with a U.S. citizen could help stave off the threat of deportation.
By Amy Taxin and Lisa Leff | Monday Aug 6, 2012
Amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security officials reiterated Friday that a foreigner’s longstanding same-sex relationship with a U.S. citizen could help stave off the threat of deportation.
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.
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