Monday, March 28, 2011

DOMA Update: Woman's Deportation On Hold

Because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents the federal government from recognizing all marriages that are not between one man and one woman, US Citizenship and Immigration Services will not recognize same-sex marriages for green card purposes.

Well, last week, an immigration judge in New York put on hold the deportation order of a woman who is legally married to another woman until the legal status of DOMA becomes more clear. If DOMA is overturned their green card application would go through just as a legally married heterosexual couple's would.

This decision comes in the wake of the Justice Department's recent announcement that it will not defend DOMA in the Second Circuit cases challenging the law.

Just more evidence that this debate, for many, isn't a mere abstraction. DOMA has tangible harmful effects on actual people.

And yet... we still get these Deep Thoughts from the commenting peanut gallery:

"woman + woman < man + woman. How can anyone say they are equal? Woman was not made for horse. Woman was not made for child. Woman was not made for woman. Woman was made for man. These are truths."

Umm. Yeah. You go, Team Anti-Gay!

Fannie's Bonus Hint: Talking about "woman" as though she's not present and as though she "was made" to be an adult-male-penis receptacle isn't the best way to win the ladies to your side, dude.

ps- officially more lesbian now.

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