New Left Media's Chase Whiteside is writing as a guest columnist at LOGO On-Line's 365gay.com this month. He chose to focus on the challenge faced by gay and lesbian binational couples as his topic for this week's installment. Read the complete column here.
"The United States lags behind 19 countries around the world that apply the same rules to same-sex couples for immigration purposes, including those with high immigration volume like Canada and the UK, whose systems are similar to ours. They have not experienced the increase in visa petitions or fraud that conservatives have warned of. It’s time for the U.S. to catch up. And it’s time for the LGBT rights movement to prioritize this issue and press the government for immediate action."