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Old 08-22-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Default Gay illegals first to benefit from Obama amnesty

I'll just leave this here...

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Washington -- A San Francisco gay couple facing the threat of deportation may obtain relief through a surprise decision by the Obama administration to consider same-sex marriage when deciding whom to deport.

Bradford Wells, 55, a U.S. citizen, and Anthony John Makk, 48, a citizen of Australia, have resided in the Castro district for much of their 19-year relationship. They were married in Massachusetts seven years ago, but a series of visas Makk had used to remain legally in the United States expires by Aug. 25.
Fed deportation decision may benefit SF gay couple
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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Oh wow gay + illegal, being "rewarded", this is like the jackpot news story, I am sure the haters are going to be FURIOUS!
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Pa
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I think its long over due that gays be allowed to sponsor their significant other as would a hetro individual. Gay citizens are entitled to the same rights and benefits as their straight counterparts. Its been too long denied to them what we straights take for granted and assume is our rights.
As for illegals.
Well we have a system in place. That system unjustly denies a citizen the right to sponsor their loved one. This is a valid mitigating circumstance.
Unlike hetro couples who have the option of doing it by the numbers gays are denied this same right.
Rhyme I have been asking you which laws descriminate. Here you are. This is just such a case.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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This is not amnesty.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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What does sexual preference have to do with anything? I'm being serious, too. I would like to hear your answer.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Pa
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What does sexual preference have to do with anything? I'm being serious, too. I would like to hear your answer.
The issue is that gays are not allowed to sponsor the person they love the way a straight person can. The K-1 Visa for example.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:54 PM
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Location: Richardson, TX
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I think its long over due that gays be allowed to sponsor their significant other as would a hetro individual. Gay citizens are entitled to the same rights and benefits as their straight counterparts. Its been too long denied to them what we straights take for granted and assume is our rights.
As for illegals.
Well we have a system in place. That system unjustly denies a citizen the right to sponsor their loved one. This is a valid mitigating circumstance.
Unlike hetro couples who have the option of doing it by the numbers gays are denied this same right.
Rhyme I have been asking you which laws descriminate. Here you are. This is just such a case.
I agree. Gay couples should be treated the same as hetero couples when it comes to sponsoring for immigration, i.e. do it the right way and you're good, come illegally and buh-bye. But the 'right way' MUST be an option for them. Anything less is discrimination. They need the opportunity to do it the right way.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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The issue is that gays are not allowed to sponsor the person they love the way a straight person can. The K-1 Visa for example.
But a K-1 in this specific instance is inappropriate for other reasons:

They are already married...

The Australian is already present in the United States (the K-1 is specifically single-entry, so someone can come here to marry)...

USCIS, which currently doesn´t recognize gay marriage, also specifies that the marriage must be consummated...

Which might violate some state laws in certain cases, for those non-progressive places that still exist...
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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Originally Posted by tinman01 View Post
I think its long over due that gays be allowed to sponsor their significant other as would a hetro individual. Gay citizens are entitled to the same rights and benefits as their straight counterparts. Its been too long denied to them what we straights take for granted and assume is our rights.
As for illegals.
Well we have a system in place. That system unjustly denies a citizen the right to sponsor their loved one. This is a valid mitigating circumstance.
Unlike hetro couples who have the option of doing it by the numbers gays are denied this same right.
Rhyme I have been asking you which laws descriminate. Here you are. This is just such a case.
And this relationship appears to be quite long-term and real, probably a lot longer term than many of the green card marriages between heteros.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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if i could rep you i would.

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Originally Posted by tinman01 View Post
I think its long over due that gays be allowed to sponsor their significant other as would a hetro individual. Gay citizens are entitled to the same rights and benefits as their straight counterparts. Its been too long denied to them what we straights take for granted and assume is our rights.
As for illegals.
Well we have a system in place. That system unjustly denies a citizen the right to sponsor their loved one. This is a valid mitigating circumstance.
Unlike hetro couples who have the option of doing it by the numbers gays are denied this same right.
Rhyme I have been asking you which laws descriminate. Here you are. This is just such a case.
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