Immigration Equality has announced that they will file a lawsuit challenging the Defense of Marriage Act. The group is acting on behalf of five binational couples.
Specifically, the suit claims that DOMA is unconstitutional because it denies same-sex couples the rights that marriage grants heterosexual couples, thus infringing upon their rights under the Equal Protection Clause.
The Obama administration has facilitated a record number of deportations, and, according to Immigration Equality, has refused to accept green card applications by same sex couples.
“ There is no question that DOMA is unconstitutional. We know it; the Obama Administration knows it; and the families who feel its impact know it most of all,” Immigration Equality said in a statement. “It is time to end this law, and Immigration Equality and our families will do just that.”
The folks at the Richmond Business Alliance have a special event planned for those interested in better understanding how the downfall of DOMA will affect same-sex couples here in VA. Attorney Katie D. Fletcher, financial advisor Patrick McAleer, and CPA Glen Cooper will all speak about their respective industries and how LGBTQ Virginians can utilize them [...]