Despite severe penalties, marriage for money is common. But a fake marriage can come with real issues.
Part of Erwin de Leon’s American dream was to live openly and with integrity. In this commentary he tells us why gay marriage is his issue.
Analysts say the president’s stance on marriage equality will be overshadowed by his reputation on the economy and immigration reform in the eyes of Latino voters.
Under an interim policy announced last week immigration authorities will recognize heterosexual marriages when one member of the couple is transgender.
Growing up the child of immigrants in Virginia, Sehreen Noor Ali clung to her identity as an Ismaili Muslim. When she met Talah she fell in love, but he was a Sunni Muslim, and she worried she’d lose herself in marrying him.
In this podcast episode, Fi2W executive producer John Rudolph interviews freelance reporter Monika Fabian and LGBT Latino blogger Andrés Duque of Blabbeando about the Spanish-language media’s coverage of New York’s marriage equality law.
As a guest on the Michael Eric Dyson Show, Fi2W’s Erwin De Leon talked about the remaining barriers to equal rights faced by bi-national gay couples.
New York’s new Marriage Equality law expands LGBT civil rights in the state, but it will not help lesbian and gay immigrants who hope to gain permanent residency by marrying American partners.
In February, President Obama declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. But the administration’s DOMA policy is still evolving, and one of the key testing grounds involves cases of same-sex immigrant couples where one of the partners faces deportation.
“If you’re really married you have nothing to fear” – Barbara Felska, an immigration services officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Stokes unit.