Gay Couple Receives Green Card After Supreme Court DOMA Ruling
It took a Supreme Court ruling on DOMA, but the Federal government is now following the same standards that already require States to honor Same-Sex marriages from other states. We have long required the States to honor marriages from other states, even if that is a married same sex couple from Massachusetts that moves to Utah. But the Federal government has refused to recognize same-sex marriages, even for those legally married in States that allow same-sex marriage. US citizens in a same-sex marriages have been denied the right to sponsor their spouses for US Citizenship, although sponsoring a spouse for citizenship is our right.
This injustice ended Friday when the United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) approved US citizen Julian March’s residency petition for his partner Traian Povov.