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Ask A Lawyer: Immigration Issues Part Three

By EDGE | Friday Jun 27, 2014
This week marks the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act. Does that make it easier for multi-national same-sex couples to remain in the country? - yes and no. Know your rights!

Immigration Law for the LGBT Community: Know Your Rights!

By Miriam Cronkhite | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
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.

Ask A Lawyer: Immigration Issues Part Two

By EDGE | Monday Jun 9, 2014
Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, our community has had equal immigration rights under Federal law.

Man Seeks Green Card After US Husband Dies

By Amy Taxin | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
A 72-year-old Australian man widowed by his American husband of more than three decades is renewing his pitch for a green card since the Obama administration eased policies on gay marriage.

Advocates Seek to Empower LGBT Immigrants

By Chris Carson | Sunday Sep 22, 2013
When Amy Lin pulled her mother aside and said, "I like girls too, are you okay with that?" her mother, who moved Lin to the U.S. from Taiwan when Lin was 12, looked at her and said, "It doesn’t matter, that’s what America is for."

Gay Binational Couple Fights Feds

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Thursday Jul 25, 2013
A Mexican-born San Francisco man is being held in Pennsylvania for a visa violation while his husband, a U.S. citizen, tries to get him out.

Lesbian Immigrant Activist To Marry Partner

Friday Jul 12, 2013
A graduation ceremony honoring students who were brought to the United States without legal permission will also include a wedding between an activist and her same-sex partner.

Gay Couple May Be First To Win Green Card Petition

By Suzette Laboy | Monday Jul 1, 2013
A Bulgarian graduate student and his American husband are the first gay couple in the nation to have their green card petition approved after the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages, their lawyer says.

Feds To Process Same-Sex Immigration Benefits

Monday Jul 1, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the government will start reviewing applications for green cards and other immigration benefits for same-sex couples.

LGBT BiNational Couples Eligible for Green Cards Following SCOTUS DOMA Decision

By EDGE | Thursday Jun 27, 2013
Immigration Equality, fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for LGBT and HIV-positive individuals, issued a press release Wednesday announcing green card eligibility for binational couples following the SCOTUS decision to strike down DOMA.