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Immigration Law for the LGBT Community: Know Your Rights!

By Miriam Cronkhite | Jun 21
Since the defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services now allows binational couples the same rights as everyone else. Find out what this means for you.

Ruling a Boon for Gay Couples With Foreign Spouse

By Amy Taxin | Jun 28
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.

Activists Call for LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Bill

By Michelle Lim | Apr 28
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 | Feb 5
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 | Feb 4
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 | Jan 29
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

Apr 4
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.

Bi-National Couple Wins Breathing Room as Feds Call Off Deportation

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 30
A married same-sex couple facing the deportation of one spouse, a Venezuelan man, breathed a sigh or relief when the government halted his deportation -- a turn that might bode well for other bi-national same-sex couples.

Immigration Equality Bill Introduced in the Senate

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 23
A bill to reform immigration law and extend a measure of protection to GLBT bi-national families has been introduced in the Senate, garnering plaudits from family equality advocates.

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