Anti Gay Bias Of U.S. Immigration Policy and its often Cruel Results
As New York, by far the United States' most diverse city celebrates Gay Pride month, hundreds, perhaps thousands of same sex bi-national couples live with the knowledge that a partner might at some point have to leave and go back to their native nation. This is arguably, one of the more inhumane and under-spoken injustices facing the LGBT community today. As of this date, the UAFA legislation discussed in this piece, has yet to pass or see any official fruition.
LINK TO FULL STORY ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN MAY 2007
“The most cruel form of anti-gay discrimination is to physically separate a couple from one another” said Rachel B. Tiven, a lawyer and Executive Director at Immigration Equality, a national organization that seeks to end discrimination in U.S. immigration laws.
She says current U.S. immigration laws create a situation by which the benefits of American citizenship are being denied because of one’s sexuality.
“The end consequence is that they lose the person they love the most in the world” said Tiven of scenarios where couples are forced to separate.