Tag Archives: Department of Homeland Security

A “Thank You” Visit to Congressman Mike Honda

    Congressman Mike Honda’s office asked us to come over and meet with him so he could congratulate us on Karin receiving her green card. This was years after I went to Mike and told him our plight as … Continue reading

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Post-DOMA Decision Updates on Torn Apart Book Families – Kathy and Viki in California

Just got this update today from these two. Here it is in Kathy’s words: “As Viki’s H1-B work visa options came to an end in 2008, she filed for a work-based green card. Getting approval for that was not easy, … Continue reading

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Post-DOMA Decision Updates on Torn Apart Book Families – No Names, Sad Story

As I have been contacting those folks who allowed themselves to be public about their same-sex binational relationships and their desire to be together legally and safely, I have  heard various updates. This update makes me so sad. One couple … Continue reading

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A Look at LGBT Immigrants – The Williams Institute Study

This press release from the wonderful work of Gary Gates at The Williams Institute gives us a good look at the LGBT component of those 11 million immigrants we keep hearing about. I met Gary Gates at the National Lesbian … Continue reading

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Clinton Gets It Right After He Gets It Wrong

News is flooding in now about former President Bill Clinton’s reversal on his signing of DOMA, Defense of Marriage Act, in 1996. I just signed a copy of my book to him with this message “Pres. Clinton – Thanks for … Continue reading

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Interesting List of States With MOST Kids With LGBT Parents – Williams Institute Study

Where do the most children of LGBT parents live? If you guessed California or New York or Massachusetts or a state you think has a big LGBT population, you are wrong! I was too. The Williams Institute has just released … Continue reading

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Sharing Information From Brynn Gelbard and DeVote Campaign: Can You Help Them Keep Turning Out Videos? Thanks!

Sharing this message I got today from wordsmith/filmmaker Brynn Gelbard of DeVote Campaign…Please share this blog and message where you can, where it will help Brynn get funding for her work. Thanks… Greetings from warm and sunny LA! As usual, … Continue reading

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Suze Orman Shows DOMA’s Fiscal Discrimination on CNN

For those who don’t care or don’t get that DOMA keeps same-sex binational families apart and hurts same-sex military families, here’s another way to look at DOMA and how it hurts the U.S. economy. Maybe Suze Orman will end up … Continue reading

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Re-Posting from The Advocate: Op-ed: Don’t Tear This Septuagenarian Lesbian Couple Apart (That’s Us!)

Op-ed: Don’t Tear This Septuagenarian Lesbian Couple Apart A married couple spend their anniversary, Valentine’s Day, still fighting to stay together in the U.S. BY BRYNN GELBARD AND LAVI SOLOWAY FEBRUARY 14 2013 6:00 AM ET 10 It’s August 3, … Continue reading

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Judy and Karin On the Radio with Out4Immigration

The amazing volunteers at Out4Immigration got us on the radio with Michelle Meow in San Francisco. I say us – Karin and I were there – but so were some other folks who know too well the discrimination DOMA gives … Continue reading

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