A couple is considered binational when each partner is a legal resident of a different country. This often poses a problem for “gay” binational couples that seek to live together.
The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) is a bill that in effect wants to change immigration laws to allow Gay and Lesbian Americans to sponsor their partners for green cards like heterosexual partners can. With our new administration and a new Congress, the prospects of that bill being passed looks promising. I ask that you call, or better yet write your Congresspeople and ask them to cosponsor the Uniting American Families Act. Then tell some of your friends and they can tell som more, and so on, and so on, and so on…
According to About.com: Gay Life “In 19 countries throughout the world, the same-sex foreign partners of legal citizens and nationals can be granted citizenship—equal to the rights granted to heterosexual binational couples. However, in countries such as the United States, foreign partners of gay individuals aren’t given the same rights. As a result, many gay couples are forced to live apart—retreating to their respective countries of citizenship or live illegally within the United States. UAFA would allow the legal U.S. citizen partner to sponsor his or her partner, thus granting them legal U.S. citizenship.”
We are supposed to be so progressive in this nation. So, let’s not fail to recognize, demand, and grant same-sex binational couples the same rights as heterosexual binational couples.
Now about that same-sex “marriage” thing…(read the post below)