Same-sex couples and immigration

Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which stated that marriage was between a man and a woman.

Within 30 minutes of the release of the Supreme Court’s ruling, the ruling was already directly impacting the lives of those legally married same-sex couples.  In an amazingly fast reaction, an immigration judge stopped the deportation of a man who had filed to stay in this country as the spouse of a citizen.

Sean and Steven have been together for 10 years and are legally married in the State of New York, which now means they are legally married in the United States and it will be recognized that way, which is major shift. To read more about their story you can go to

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