Defense of Marriage Act Challenged in Court

April 5, 2012

Following up on our article in January 2012 about the gay foreigner facing deportation despite being married to a U.S. citizen, five legally married same-sex couples have now filed a lawsuit challenging the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex marriages. Because of DOMA, the foreign spouse…

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Gay Man Faces Deportation Despite Marriage to U.S. Citizen

January 12, 2012

Frederic Deloizy, a French national, and Mark Himes, a Harrisburg, PA native, are a happily married couple with four young children. The couple met in 1990 in Pennsylvania and wed in California in 2008. Their happiness could soon be over, however. Deloizy spent the past two decades in and out of the United States leapfrogging…

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New York State Legalizes Same-sex Marriage

June 28, 2011

Last Friday Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law making New York the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. When the law takes effect on July 24 it will double the number of people in the United States living in a state that allows same-sex marriage. The bill will provide same-sex couples many of…

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