Immigration

The Supreme Court's June 26, 2013 ruling that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional is good news for bi-national same-sex married couples. It is now possible for a U.S. citizen to file an immigration visa petition on behalf of a foreign national spouse of the same-sex.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of State have issued the following FAQs regarding the ability to apply for a visa for a same-sex spouse after the fall of DOMA:


GLAD’s Work On This Issue

Immigration law can be bewilderingly complex and stressful. Though this area is not the primary focus of GLAD's work, it can effect LGBT and HIV-positive people in dramatic ways. Because of this, GLAD makes every effort to provide people with resources and connections with experts in the field.

From the Docket

Victory • 2014

In re Wambere

Update November 26, 2014: John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere received a letter from the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services informing him that his… More →

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