All posts tagged: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Gay Immigrant Couple’s Future Remains Uncertain After Judge Postpones Deportation Hearing

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigration News / LGBT
Monica Alcota (right) and Cristina Ojeda, who married last year in Connecticut, hope that DOMA will be repealed so that Ojeda can sponsor Alcota for a green card and she can remain in the United States. (Photo: Maria Watts)

By Von Diaz Originally published on Feet in Two Worlds on April 4, 2011. President Obama’s decision to challenge the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) came as a shock to gay rights activists and conservative lawmakers alike.  The full implications of this decision remain unclear, however, and gay immigrants have been on an emotional roller coaster as rights are granted one week and denied the next. Obama directed the Department of Justice […]