California, USA: Bi-National Couple Fights to Stay Together

Written by scott on May 14th, 2013

you tube bigA binational gay couple who married in California in 2008 is fighting to stay together. reports:

In his video Op-Ed “Eric and Juan,” Jens Erik Gould introduces us to a same-sex couple who got married in 2008, during the brief time when gay marriage was legal in California. Though Eric and Juan have built a life together here, DOMA prevents Juan from applying for a green card through marriage. It is among the many federal benefits the two are denied. “Juan has had so much adversity in his life,” Gould says. “Someone tried to kill him in Mexico because he was gay. Now, not only does he still experience discrimination for being gay in the U.S., he’s also living undocumented here. Many people in this situation hide in the shadows. But despite all the adversity and risk, he’s publicly fighting for what he believes in because he wants to be an example for his community.”

Too many gay and lesbian couples are in these straits… will the immigration bill and/or the Supreme Court bring them relief?

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