Immigration benefits, same-sex marriage and recent SCOTUS ruling

On June 26th 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex married couples have equal rights and protection of the law.  Thus, with a stroke of the SCOTUS pen, same-sex marriage is now legal in every state. Over the past few days, our office has received a number of[…]

Traction in the fight for immigrations benefits for same-sex couples

On February 23, 2011, President Obama declared that he and his administration will not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and he  concludes that all laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation should be presumed unconstitutional.  Here is the press release.  Since then, there has been more chatter about obtaining immigration[…]