Texan Paul Harrison fell in love with a man in Iran and after many years and thousands of miles of travel, the two agreed to marry – but President Trump’s travel ban just mucked it all up.
“I became sick to my stomach,” said Harrison after hearing Trump signed an executive order banning travel from seven majority Muslim countries, including Iran where his s/o lives. “My fiance was just in disbelief and denial that this could be happening.”
Trump’s latest order, this time limited travel from six countries and not kicking in for another few days, still makes the couple uneasy. Harrison is abroad working to get a visa for his fiance and hoping their marriage dreams, and his partner’s safety, won’t be compromised by Trump’s action that shamefully vilifies the Muslim community and poses a threat to countless refugees — including thousands of LGBTQ refugees seeking to escape violence and persecution.