26. June 2013 · 2 comments · Categories: Marriage

The Supreme Court ruled this morning that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The federal government will now be required to recognize same-sex marriages from states where they are performed, opening the door for marriage based immigration petitions by same-sex binational couples.

Even if the Defense of Marriage Act is overturned, gay couples would have to travel to one of the few states where gay marriage is possible before their relationships would be recognized. Including recognition of permanent partners–married or not–would easily solve this problem.

Politicians who oppose this amendment prove that their opposition to gay marriage is not about the word marriage–it is about our relationships.

 

Push to Include Gay Couples in Immigration Bill – NYTimes.com.

“Few had even heard about the debate to overhaul immigration laws and possibly open a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in the United States. Instead, the prevailing force seems to be deteriorating conditions at home.”

via Central Americans Flow Into Mexico, Bound for U.S. – NYTimes.com.

 

Unfortunately, this article does not mention the role of the US in creating the violence in Central America by training gang members in our prisons and then deporting them, or in supplying the region with our guns.