Thursday, June 2, 2011
This week there was a hopeful sign from the White House. For the first time since we launched the Stop The Deportations, Separations and Exile campaign, the President has signaled his support for lesbian and gay binational couples. In a document called "The Obama Administration's Commitment to Winning the Future for the LGBT Community," a follow up fact sheet to the President's May 31 LGBT Pride Month Proclamation, one of the progress points mentioned specifically addresses the plight of same-sex binational couples.
"President Obama believes ... that Americans with partners from other countries should not be faced with a painful choice between staying with their partner or staying in their country."
We must remind the President, however, that he has the power to realize this goal and issue an immediate moratorium on the deportations of spouses and partners of lesbian and gay Americans. This would provide protection for tens of thousands of binational LGBT families while Congress works to repeal DOMA. (Photo from MetroWeekly)
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