Comment: LGBT Hope At Last - Federal law, as currently codified, does not recognize same-sex marriages. However, several states now recognize such marriages, and even more recognize civil unions which may, in certain cases, be indistinguishable from marriages under common law, except for the fact that the parties are of the same sex. The question therefore naturally arises within the immigration context as to the status of a same sex marriage for immigration purposes. This has hitherto been impossible, however, there may be change in the offing here.
In a recent matter (Matter of Paul Wilson Dorman, 25 I&N Dec 485, AG, Apr. 26, 2011), Attorney General Holder ordered the BIA to opine on the constitutionality of the Defense Of Marriage Act in a cancellation of removal case.
Since same-sex marriage is now recognized in a number of foreign jurisdictions (in addition to several states in the US), this issue could potentially affect a large number of people. Regardless of which way the BIA and Mr. Holder ultimately decide this matter, the resolution will doubtless be controversial since there are passionate proponents on both sides of this issue. Immigration Daily will keep you on top of the matter.
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