Greetings blogpickers! I hope you are all having a fab weekend wherever you are on the planet!
Today’s link discusses the subject of immigration and the LGBT community, something that has been close to my heart for many years now. The link talks about how deportation proceedings in Texas have been halted for a gay couple who were legally married in California in 2008. You can read all about it at the link of course. What is important in this case is that this process of not deporting the spouses of LGBT people is a new thing and one that is precarious at best. The deportation orders that have been dropped have been dropped because the current administration has chosen not to proceed with them, largely because they view the Defence of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
If the administration changes to one that disagrees it is likely that we will see these deportation proceedings start up again. It obviously only applies to LGBT couple and not heterosexuals. So think on….. DOMA can cause families to be split up and untold misery on the legal immigration scene, something that many people seem to be unaware of.