On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of U.S. v. Windsor, overturning the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which excluded married gay couples from the protection of all federal laws. Most significantly for immigrants, the Windsor decision means that gay couples are now eligible for permanent residence through their marriage, just like any other married couple. As with all marriage cases, one spouse must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident to petition for the other spouse.
The IIIC runs free, weekly, legal advice clinics with experienced immigration attorneys. For more information on how to meet with one of our attorneys, call Evelyn at 617-542-7654.