When we landed in the U. The anti gay marriage side was only presented inasmuch as the pro attorneys talked about it and interpreted it. Every child would have been different if they had been raised in another family Heterosexual or not. For over a decade, U. National treasure down another hate mongering rat hole.
However, if the U. An annulment is usually retroactive, meaning that the marriage is considered to be invalid from the beginning. Learn what we do for you. In many instances, spouses will separate without obtaining a judicial order altering the marital relationship or formalizing the separation.
This issue becomes more complicated if you or your gay spouse previously filed a green card application specifically, the I petition based on a prior heterosexual marriage. This can be challenging for same-sex couples who fear discrimination either from landlords or from employers, especially because not all states legally protect LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in housing or employment.
Emily was able to obtain her Green Card without hassles. No fee will be required to request USCIS to consider reopening your petition or application pursuant to this procedure. Before marriage equality was established throughout the United States by the Supreme Court in Obergefell v.
Initial Meeting How did you meet each other? Can lesbian and gay married couples apply for a green card if one partner is a U. USCIS does not consider incarceration during the time of required living in marital union to be an involuntary separation. The interview may also be video-taped.
In all cases where it is applicable, the burden is on the applicant to establish that he or she has lived in marital union with his or her U. Immigration officers are simply trying to do their jobs. It is incumbent on you to prove that your marriage was not entered into solely to obtain immigration benefits.
Also, the questions are not directed solely at the foreign national spouse.
Some officers have been genuinely excited to interview a same-sex couple, since it is a very new development in immigration law. The case eventually reached the Supreme Court, which, in a decision, upheld his deportation. I am married to someone who has this battle, there is many things we have to handle differently, and things I live without, but I love her, and knowing these things, we make it work.
I am angry that all these twist and turn are done yet the winner will be the health insurance companies