Gay Immigration Rights?
It may surprise
you, but it doesn't matter if we get married in a
state that allows same-sex marriage or even if we
are legally married in the country where we live,
not with institutions like DOMA in place.
Marriage is regulated by the individual states
and immigration is a federal issue. All of this
will change one day, but not unless all of us do
We are still surprised of how many people (even
in the LGBT community) who still don't realize
this is an issue. If people in our community
don't know about our immigration struggle and we
aren't talking about Uniting American Families
Act and taking a stance, how can we expect anyone
else to to? The truth is, until any one of us or
someone we know is affected by something like
this, we don't understand the severity of the
issues that surround it and we have little reason
to get involved. Please, we ask you to do your
part. Take a few minutes to send an email to your
State Representatives, Senators and to new
Presidential Candidates so that momentum builds
for Uniting American Families Act. One day we
will have our immigration equality. The ball is
already rolling... All of this will change, but
we need your help.
Until Uniting American Families Act passes, we
dream of the day when we can return to America
and bring our partners home to freely live by our
side. For those who have chosen to stay or had no
choice but to stay in America...stay strong, one
day, we will all be freed from the shackles of
our federal immigration system.
You can be against same sex marriage or even for
a Federal Marriage Amendment and still support
Uniting American Families Act---it's not about
gay marriage. UAFA and acquiring immigration
equality is not a backdoor to LGBT marriage
either, like the American Family Association or
Focus on the Family would like for you to
believe. If you fully understand Uniting American
Families Act and still do not support us having
immigration equality with the rest of our fellow
citizens, then what you are saying is that you
are against any rights for our families.
. It means you don't believe in
equal freedom for all Americans. It probably
means you are an elitist. And it means you are
really a hypocrite when it comes to
We don't believe this is the
case, that's why we encourage you to find out
more before you shut our families out. This
legislation is about more than simply keeping
families together or bringing some of us home to
be reunited with our parents, brothers and
sisters. It's also about the pursuit of happiness
and it's about our freedom.
"...with liberty and Justice for
Sound familiar? That's from the Pledge
of Allegiance, and it's something that Americans
are supposed to believe, not just give lip
service to. It doesn't say," for most." It
doesn't say, "for some." It doesn't say, "for
those who agree with me." It doesn't say, "for
those who are like me." It says "for all." Do you
really mean it?
Please. Write an email...tell someone about UAFA.
Tell 10 people. Do whatever you can.