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Immigration

LGBT advocates call on House to pass immigration reform bill

"The LGBT community is standing side-by-side with our allies in the immigrant rights community to pass immigration reform because our immigration policies should reflect our commitment to keeping families together. Too many LGBT immigrants are forced to live in two closets. It’s time for all immigrants to be able to come out of the shadows."

Legal Lesson: The importance of DOMA being struck down

With a key piece of DOMA declared unconstitutional, couples where one person was previously removed from the United States have reason to hope that they can reunite with their partner.

Immigration reform would give 250,000 LGBT immigrants a path to citizenship

The Senate’s immigration bill provides a pathway to citizenship for the over a quarter-million LGBT adults living in the U.S., and provides an expedited path to citizenship for undocumented LGBT youth who have lived in the U.S. for all or most of their lives and want nothing more than to be recognized for what they are – Americans.

HRC: Congress MUST pass inclusive and comprehensive immigration reform

“The idea that lesbian and gay couples are the barrier to a bipartisan immigration reform agreement is an offensive ruse designed to distract attention away from the failings of Congress – a body that refuses to come together on popular and common-sense solutions to a host of our country’s problems."

Immigration bill excludes LGBT people

"As drafted, the bill omits reforms that would end discrimination against tens of thousands of binational gay and lesbian couples."

COMMENTARY: Republican Party stubbornly opposes same-sex marriage

“The Republican National Committee affirms its support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and as the optimum environment in which to raise healthy children for the future of America.”