Tag Archives: Judy Rickard

Back in the Blog Saddle Again…

It’s been some time since I blogged and I have needed and enjoyed the down time. It was years fighting for our immigration rights as same-sex binational families and it wore me out physically, emotionally, mentally and fiscally. But it … Continue reading

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Post-DOMA Decision Updates on Torn Apart Book Families – Ed in North Carolina and Tim in Egypt

Tim, left, was happy to say YES! when Ed, right, proposed at the airport as Tim came home from Egypt for the summer. Here’s another happy update on one of the Torn Apart: United by Love, Divided by Law families. … Continue reading

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Post-DOMA Decision Updates on Torn Apart Book Families – Me, Judy Rickard

The DOMA ruling on June 26, 2013 changed my life forever. It changed the lives of so many forever too. The fight to be together with my wife Karin legally and safely had ended, so Karin was ready to go … Continue reading

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Post-DOMA Decision Updates on Torn Apart Book Families – Karin’s First Trip to UK In Almost Three Years

This is from my wife, Karin Bogliolo, now a legal resident of America since she got her green card on July 23, 2013. What was the first thing she did? She left! She boarded a plane July 30 (found the … Continue reading

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Post-DOMA Decision Updates on Torn Apart Book Families – Jay and Shirley and Sons Jashley and Joriene in California

Jay and Shirley sent me this update and a photo from their summer 2013 vacation. This is one of the families in my book that has school-aged children. The boys have had to contend with the anguish of parents dealing … Continue reading

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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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Re-Posting from American Immigration Council – USCIS Approves First Green Cards for Same-Sex Couples

A good article outlining what’s going on with same-sex binational couples since the June 26, 2013 Supreme Court decision on DOMA is worth sharing. It’s from Immigration Impact on July 15, 2013. Here it is: USCIS Approves First Green Cards … Continue reading

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Post-DOMA Decision Updates on Torn Apart Book Families – Steve and Joey in Canada

Since the Supreme Court made its DOMA ruling on June 26, 2013, the world and the future has changed for same-sex binational couples. I am reaching out to the families who shared their stories in my book, Torn Apart: United … Continue reading

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