Bi-national couples

(Washington, D.C., May 1, 2013)—Following is a statement in response to evangelicals’ threat to withdraw support for comprehensive immigration reform legislation if it includes a provision that recognizes same-sex bi-national couples. The statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project. “Our primary goal is to pass a commonsense, compassionate immigration reform bill that...


Statement by NCLR Federal Policy Attorney Maya Rupert (Washington D.C., April 14, 2011)—Today, Congress members in both the upper and lower chambers introduced the Uniting American Families Act of 2011, which would grant United States citizens and lawful permanent residents the right to sponsor their same-sex permanent partners to immigrate into the country. Representative Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., introduced the bill in the House, where it has more than 90 co-sponsors. Senator Patrick Leahy,...