Immigration Is an LGBT Issue: A Binational Couple Awaits The DOMA Ruling

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 12:13 am

“If you want to marry someone from another country, and you’re a US citizen, chances are your spouse could also gain citizenship through marriage. That is, if the marriage is between a man and a woman. This path to citizenship is not available to gay couples because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.” That [...]

Senate Democrats drop-kick binational gay couples

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 10:15 am

From Immigration Equality: Following months of threats and pressure by some Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced today he is withholding amendments to the immigration bill that would end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) immigrant families. In recent weeks, GOP Senators Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, Marco [...]

NC’s GOP-led ruin: working hard not to create jobs, but to go after gays, Latinos…and enter wombs, bedrooms

By: Saturday March 30, 2013 12:23 am

It was all too predictable. I wish that I could kick the @sses of the “reasonable but disengaged” NC voters — and there are way too many of them — who were too lazy/apathetic to cast a ballot to avoid the calamity we are witnessing now. That and the wreck of a state Dem party. [...]

Crediting other landmark LGBT influences on the strategies of the immigrant rights movement

By: Saturday March 23, 2013 2:00 am

I happened to check Facebook a little while ago, and FDL’s Teddy Partridge and PHB’s Alvin McEwen both noted that I was mentioned in a piece by Frank Sharry in the Washington Post, “How did we build an immigrant movement? We learned from gay rights advocates,” along with notable bloggers John Aravosis and Joe Sudbay, who [...]

Key parts of Arizona’s ‘show us your papers’ law struck down by SCOTUS

By: Monday June 25, 2012 10:39 am

The high court ruled today that much of Arizona’s SB1070 is pre-empted by federal immigration law. (MSNBC): The law had made it a crime for non-citizens who are unlawfully present in the United States to work in Arizona and requires police officers to check the immigration status of any person whom they have probable cause [...]

Obama halting deportation of DREAM Act-eligible students

By: Friday June 15, 2012 10:24 am

Over 800,000 young people who came to the U.S. as children and face deportation proceedings or qualify for the DREAM Act will now be able to stay and are going to be eligible to work in the U.S. The AP is reporting… The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, [...]

Defense of Marriage Act challenged by bi-national gay couples

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 12:12 pm

Five Couples Ask Court to Recognize Families for U.S. Immigration Purpose The Obama administration said it officially will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act. However that’s not stopping the legal challenges to bring it to a legal head. (The Advocate): Five couples — one of whom first met more than 30 years ago, another [...]

This & That: Open Thread

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 8:03 pm

It’s an open thread! Pleeeeease feel free to chat, blogwhore, and link-share in the comment thread… So, this is what my cartoon sockpuppet Bookworm Bob have been looking at since our last This & That post. • By Vincent P. Martin, Minneapolis Immigration Lawyer, in the article/PDF onJD Supra entitled Transgender Marriage Based Immigration: …Are [...]

Mittens embraces endorsement of anti-gay xenophobe Kansas Secretary of State

By: Thursday January 12, 2012 2:54 pm

It’s nice to see that Mittens continues his flip-floppery. While he tried to deny his campaign’s pro-LGBT stance back in the day when he was running for the Senate against Ted Kennedy and it distributed a flier proving so, the latest maneuver is the craven embrace of a homophobic elected official from Kansas. Kris Kobach [...]

Question of the day in Louisiana: Are undocumented immigrants ‘persons’?

By: Saturday November 19, 2011 3:17 pm

When I saw the headline over at Facing South, I had no idea that the nativist batsh*ttery has run off the rails into complete batsh*ttery. The brains down in Louisiana have decided to throw a tantrum over the fact that the U.S. census attempts to count all people in the country, regardless of immigration status. [...]

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