Families Binational Same-Sex Couples Sue State Department for Unequal Treatment The State Department has denied birthright citizenship to some children of binational same-sex couples, acting as if the couples were not married, says Immigration Equality. January 22 1: State Department on behalf of two same-sex couples whose children were denied birthright citizenship. Blixt, an American citizen, and Zaccari, an Italian, live in London.
By Mollie Reilly A federal judge ruled Thursday that Mississippi's ban on same-sex couples adopting children is unconstitutional, making gay adoption legal in all 50 states.
District Judge Daniel Jordan issued a preliminary injunction against the ban, citing the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide last summer.
The injunction blocks Mississippi from enforcing its year-old anti-gay adoption law. The Supreme Court ruling "foreclosed litigation over laws interfering with the right to marry and rights and responsibilities intertwined with marriage," Jordan wrote.
They are on the wrong side of history, and today's decision confirms, yet again, that they are also on the wrong side of the law. While several other states, including Alabama, Florida, Nebraska and Michigan, had similar bans, all have since been overturned.
Mississippi remained the lone holdout until Thursday's ruling.
Some states still have restrictions on fostering childrenhowever, and other roadblocks for same-sex couples remain. Ronnie Musgrove, who signed the adoption bill into law, said he supported overturning it.
The ruling came soon after Mississippi's Senate passed a " religious freedom " bill, which would give businesses the right to deny service to LGBT people. Read the judge's ruling below: Do you have information you want to share with HuffPost?In a backlash to gay marriage and to Obergefell, a number of states have taken steps that hinder adoption by same-sex couples.
In particular, some states have passed laws allowing faith-based, state-funded child welfare agencies to refuse to place children with gay people. Nov 22, · Haung, who is gay, plans to vote for same-sex marriage, but his mother Zeng, in her early 60s, staunchly objects.
In fact, she has rallied relatives and friends to support the opposing referendum that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. THE law has come a long way in recognising defacto couples so why is it so important for same-sex couples to marry? Heather McKinnon is an accredited family law specialist at Slater and Gordon.
Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Vote Divides Families Posted by: OWUSU BOAKYE-YIADOM November 23, in World News Leave a comment On a sunny day in a park in Taipei, photographer Austin Haung advises a same-sex couple on how to pose for a pre-wedding photo shoot. The State Department has denied birthright citizenship to some children of binational same-sex couples, acting as if the couples were not married, says Immigration Equality.
On October 21, four Tennessee same-sex couples, legally married in other states, filed a lawsuit in federal district court challenging the Tennessee laws that prevent the state from recognizing their marriages and treating them the same as all other legally married couples in Tennessee.
Just as USCIS applies all relevant laws to determine the validity of an opposite-sex marriage, we will apply all relevant laws to determine the validity of a same-sex marriage. The domicile state’s laws and policies on same-sex marriages will not bear on whether USCIS will recognize a marriage as valid. America's War on Same-Sex Couples and Their Families is a legal, political, and social history of constitutional amendments in twenty American states (with 43 percent of the nation's population) that prohibited government recognition of all forms of relationship rights (marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships) for same-sex feelthefish.coms: 1. Nov 22, · Haung, who is gay, plans to vote for same-sex marriage, but his mother Zeng, in her early 60s, staunchly objects. In fact, she has rallied relatives and friends to support the opposing referendum that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.