Saturday, July 24, 2010

CNN reviews immigration situation for gay couples

Adrianna Hauser of CNN has a report on a gay couple in New York. Both were born in Argentina, but only one is a US citizen. His partner’s visa allows him to stay in the US only 6 months.




Whatever state a gay couple lives in (allowing marriage or not), federal immigration law does not allow same-sex marriage the “privilege” of bringing a same-sex couple alien into the country. A New York congressman wants to change that. On the other hand, “conservatives” like Maggie Gallagher insist that “immigration is a privilege”, not a right and a lot of people would like to come into the country in a variety of domestic situations.

The argument would seem to resemble that regarding the lack of survivorship social security benefits for gay partners.

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