Tag: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

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De Leon: Gay Binational Couples Fight Back

After last week’s commentary on the response of gay binational couples to new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deportation guidelines, Fi2W blogger Erwin De Leon received quite a few heated reactions.

Monica Alcota and Cristina Ojeda walking in Queens

New York, Marriage Equality and Immigrants

New York’s new Marriage Equality law expands LGBT civil rights in the state, but it will not help lesbian and gay immigrants who hope to gain permanent residency by marrying American partners.

Monica Alcota and Cristina Ojeda's wedding photograph

Podcast: Gay Immigrant Couples and the Defense of Marriage Act

In February, President Obama declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. But the administration’s DOMA policy is still evolving, and one of the key testing grounds involves cases of same-sex immigrant couples where one of the partners faces deportation.