US again denies visas to same-sex couples

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March 31, 2011
The Associated Press    
Posted in News, PND News

"After a brief reprieve, immigration authorities are once again denying applications for immigration benefits for same-sex couples. After a review by Department of Homeland Security lawyers, it was concluded that a law prohibiting the government from recognizing same-sex marriages must be followed, despite the Obama administration’s decision to stop defending the constitutionality of the law in court, said Chris Bentley, a spokesman for US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The law, the Defense of Marriage Act, defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Earlier this week, the agency said applications from foreigners married to US citizens of the same sex would be held in 'abeyance’ while the legal review proceeded." (03/31/11)

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  • jeff thomas

    Boo to DHS for following a bigoted law. Have bureaucrats not heard of civil disobedience?

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