DOMA Decision a Win for Binational Married Gay Couples

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By admin July 1, 2013 18:38

DOMA Decision a Win for Binational Married Gay Couples

AZL DOMA immigrationNEW YORK – For Lee Golson and Sanro Arce, the wait is over. As the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Golson and Arce can now get married and have the same federal rights, including immigration, as heterosexual couples have.

The Supreme Court decision to strike down a key provision of DOMA – the 1996 law signed by President Bill Clinton that defined marriage between one man and one woman – is a landmark win for the gay rights movement. The court did not decide on the constitutionality of same sex-marriage, but ruled that the law violated equal protection laws by providing benefits to heterosexual couples, while denying them to same-sex couples.  

For Golson, a U.S. citizen, and Arce, who is from Argentina, the high court’s ruling allows the binational couple, once they are married, to take advantage of immigration options open to heterosexual couples. 

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