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http://news.yahoo.com/u-immigration-treat-same-sex-partners-relatives-023753909.html

U.S. immigration to treat same-sex partners as relatives

By Ronnie Cohen | Reuters – 19 hrs ago

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Obama administration has directed immigration officials to recognize same-sex partners as family members in deportation cases, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Friday.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Pelosi in a letter that she had ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to notify its field offices "that the interpretation of the phrase ‘family relationships' includes long-term, same-sex partners."

Pelosi welcomed the federal recognition of gay and lesbian couples. At the same time, she called for more to be done to protect undocumented immigrants in long-term relationships with American citizens.

Napolitano's directive "will provide a measure of clarity and confidence to families dealing with separation in immigration cases," Pelosi said in a written statement. "Our nation is served when loving families are kept together."

But she added: "We need to ... relegate DOMA to the dustbin of history." The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act bars the federal government from extending federal benefits, such as Social Security, to married gay and lesbian couples.

DOMA restricts the Obama administration from outright ordering that gay and lesbian couples be treated the same as heterosexual couples.

Last year, Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama called DOMA unconstitutional and said they would no longer defend the measure in court. In response, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives stepped in to fund an effort to try to uphold the law.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide next month whether it will review a number of cases questioning the constitutionality of DOMA.

Meanwhile, married couples like Brian Willingham, 38, and Alfonso Garcia, 35, of Orinda, California, have been fighting for the right to be considered related in the eyes of immigration authorities. After a traffic stop, officials began deportation proceedings against Garcia, who came to the United States from Mexico when he was 14.

"We're definitely happy that the Obama administration took this good first step," Willingham told Reuters Friday. "But it's just a Band-Aid. It helps us because we are faced with deportation. But it leaves thousands of couples in exile."

Immigration officials last year said they would consider same-sex partnerships as family relations in deciding whether to deport undocumented immigrants.

But 83 members of Congress led by Pelosi and Jerrold Nadler of New York criticized the government for unevenly applying the directive, and they pressed for written guidelines.

"This is a huge step forward," said Rachel B. Tiven, executive director of Immigration Equality, a national gay-rights group. "Until now, LGBT families and their lawyers had nothing to rely on but an oral promise. The administration's written guidance will help families facing separation and the field officers who are reviewing their cases."


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"I want to take this opportunity to mention how thankful I am for an Obama re-election. The choice was clear. We cannot live in a country that treats homosexuals and women as second class citizens. Homosexuals deserve all of the rights and benefits of marriage that heterosexuals receive. Women deserve to be treated with respect and their salaries should not depend on their gender, but their quality of work. I am also thankful that the great, progressive state of California once again voted for the correct President. America is moving forward, and the direction is a positive one."

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So, you are all afraid this will open the floodgates to men who use skin care products and care about their appearance? I recommend these to protect your male virginity:

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2 posts removed along with 1 quoting for offensive terminology. i'm sure many of you know what happens if that continues...


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Not naming any names but I bet there's a few posters on here that are loving this one....literally.

I really do not care. If Gay marriage is legal, and it is in many states, then why should they be barred the same right to bring a spouse/fiance(e) here as you are? Where do you gain or lose anything? I mean it is such a non-issue, really. The government just needs to get out of marriage altogether. It is an agreement between two adults like any other contract and can be enforced by civil laws like any other contract if needed.

Kip, I usually go along with you on most issues but this is just such a big nothing. Why would you concern yourself with what someone else does in their bedroom? I mean from a legal standpoint.

Those of us who benefitted from our country's acceptance of our foreign marriages really ought not to welcome restrictions on it, because next will be age difference limits, or limits on which countries you can bring a spouse/fiancee from, etc.

The government just needs to get out of marriage. Verify the person is no threat to the country and give them a visa and STFU!


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I really do not care. If Gay marriage is legal, and it is in many states, then why should they be barred the same right to bring a spouse/fiance(e) here as you are? Where do you gain or lose anything? I mean it is such a non-issue, really. The government just needs to get out of marriage altogether. It is an agreement between two adults like any other contract and can be enforced by civil laws like any other contract if needed.

Kip, I usually go along with you on most issues but this is just such a big nothing. Why would you concern yourself with what someone else does in their bedroom? I mean from a legal standpoint.

Those of us who benefitted from our country's acceptance of our foreign marriages really ought not to welcome restrictions on it, because next will be age difference limits, or limits on which countries you can bring a spouse/fiancee from, etc.

The government just needs to get out of marriage. Verify the person is no threat to the country and give them a visa and STFU!

He bypassed two branches of the government in order to circumvent a USA law.


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"I want to take this opportunity to mention how thankful I am for an Obama re-election. The choice was clear. We cannot live in a country that treats homosexuals and women as second class citizens. Homosexuals deserve all of the rights and benefits of marriage that heterosexuals receive. Women deserve to be treated with respect and their salaries should not depend on their gender, but their quality of work. I am also thankful that the great, progressive state of California once again voted for the correct President. America is moving forward, and the direction is a positive one."

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The abuses of power by the administration are quite pathetic.

While all Presidents use executive privilege, none of them blatantly by pass congress on "real" issues like Obama has. Oh wait, there was one that did as well. I believe it was FDR who showed us what true liberalism is who the left PRAISES like no other. Remember Japanese internment camps anyone during WWII? :whistle:

Guess all left-wing nut bars let power get to their head...


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