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United by Love, Divided by Law: How DOMA Impacts Same-Sex Binational Couples
Date Tuesday July 12
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
Latino-Hispanic Community Room B (Lower Level), San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (Civic Center BART/MUNI)
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, California
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorAmos Lim
Emailamos (at) out4immigration.org
United by Love, Divided by Law: How DOMA Impacts Same-Sex Binational Couples

DOMA – the Defense of Marriage Act, that was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, has impacted the everyday lives of many LGBT Americans! The panel today will lead a discussion on the immigration repercussions of DOMA, and how it impacts the lives of same sex binational couples and their families in their ability to stay together in this country.

Now that President Obama and his administration has declared that they will not be defending DOMA in court and have indicated that they think DOMA section (3) is unconstitutional, how does this impact same sex binational couples and their efforts to get congress to support equal immigration rights for same sex couples? At the same time, there are several bills that have been introduced in Congress that would rectify the situation. These bills are the (1) Uniting American Families Act, and the (2) Reuniting Families Act, as well as the much anticipated Comprehensive Immigration Reform which will include LGBT Families.

Join Out4Immigration, Attorney Lavi Soloway (Stop The Deportations Project), Attorney Ilona Turner (National Center for Lesbian Rights), Judy Rickard (Author, Torn Apart) and hear stories from Same-Sex Binational Couples as they discuss this very important topic!
Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 11th, 2011 6:51 PM
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