Today a Binational married lesbian couple (names private) attended Senator Gillibrand’s meet and greet at the LGBT Center in NYC. They went armed with a letter setting out their dire circumstances, including reference to the unconscionable detention suffered by one of the spouses. … More Senator Gillibrand Tells LGBT audience to PUSH Reps for UAFA…. Must be passed by the Spring….
I predict more will come forward and if one looks at the tally, and I can report more later, it is apparent that some who have already in this short spate of time signed on RMA were not signed on to Uniting American Families Act, the immigration legislation. this is the uplift we need. Imagine if our in fact marriages were in fact recognized by the law – hence our relationships – at this level. DADT -ENDA-HATE CRIMES-UAFA- all will be psychologically rolled into this one BIG ENDORSEMENT! … More Breaking – President Clinton retracts on DOMA and its Impact on Immigration Equality
Now what? Not a day goes by that I remain unaffected. Not an hour goes by that my children remain unaffected Not a minute goes by that you believe we are not here And if we get in your way and you notice you scorn.. But nothing can change the fact that I am and we … More Find the Missing word
When all was lost and there was no “next step” for Shirley Tan, about to be deported within mere weeks, Molly McKay of Marriage Equality called my office to see if I could be of assistance. Unfortunately Shirley’s was a losing case and she was told that there was nothing anyone could do to help … More Shirley Tan -Jay Mercado and the Twins visit the White House
This is what we need to see more of – We should urge all those who voted for DOMA to now co-sponsor its repeal under the new Respect for Marriage Act introduced this week by Rep. Jerrold Nadler. Proudly changing my position on DOMA (Rep. Earl Blumenauer By Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) … More Ask your Congress Members to Redeem Themselves….
MY DEVIL IS ADVOCATING ……… IMMIGRATION EQUALITY (.org) is calling for support of RFA Reuniting Families Act) The Reuniting Families Act (H.R. 2709) because it includes Lesbian and Gays. In this article when I refer to CIR I include RFA http://hosted.vresp.com/404947/1f3d6f0ec5/135453617/57f5af7acc/ If the devil did not advocate, success would go unappreciated. My hope is for the … More The Devil suggests: “Binationals you may get screwed”
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/us/politics/03immig.html?_r=1&hpw Big News- New York Times Article.
10. 41 AM PDT ; Senator Leahy’s office announced today that there will be a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Uniting American Families Act (UAFA). Please stay tuned. Scheduled for June 03, 2009 in D.C. I will be travelling to DC to attend. NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING The Senate Committee on the Judiciary … More Another Breaking News…. UAFA – Senator Leahy
What makes me mad Have you ever heard of an editor closing the comments down on a Blogger’s post? Serena Editor of QueerCents did just that, and I quote: “Serena Says: May 7th, 2009 at 12:47 pm Editor’s Note: Due to the nature of many of the comments on this thread, comments have been … More Queercents shuts down new blogger’s first blog to comments….
I started a dialogue with a clearly uninformed OR antigay conservative, challenging he ron her own blog and copying the outcome on mine. Soon we had a floowing on her blog (MICHIGAN REDNECK – self proclaimed) and the result is that she has – somewhat – changed her tone. Time to reach out to those … More YES WE CAN AND SO WE SHOULD
Melanie Nathan Lesbian mom, “Me and our Baby” Today I was picked up by a BLOGGER that sees Gays and Lesbians as lesser Americans Michigan Redneck II – (yes that is what the blogger calls him/herself) – – or so I presume from the postings. THIS IS WHAT SHE WROTE ON … More .. time to talk? Not sure yet..
Shirley Tan is not leaving the USA for a while – Great News and much appreciation to Senator Fesinetin, (D) California. … More Senator Dianne Feinstein, et al save Shirley Tan
Forthcoming Same-Sex Sacramental Marriage Litigation-
Universal Life Church Monastery has retained two constitutional law firms, which include Arizona-based DeConcini McDonald Yetwin and Lacy, and Seattle-based Carney Badley Spellman.
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On April 10th, Shirley Tan received good news and bad news on her rollercoaster ride to or from permanence in the USA. Shirley received notice from the BIA that a deportation order was re-issued giving her 30 days to voluntarily leave the USA. The good news is the admittance that the prior order was not … More Update Shirley Tan Deportation- out of options
I had the great pleasure of working with Susan Young to bring the TAN MERCADO immigration matter to PEOPLE MAGAZINE. I wanted to thank PEOPLE and Susan for doing justice to the Article. The 36,000 afflicted LGBT binational couples need mainstream exposure – hopefully the readers will find the compassion and true value in family … More Thank you for the mainstream expose PEOPLE MAGAZINE
San Francisco, California “This is a good day for this family, but their fight is not over,” said Chris Waddling, Binational Couples Outreach Director for Marriage Equality USA. Shirley Tan, the California mother of two who was to be deported April 3rd has been given a stay of deportation until April 22nd pending the possibility of further action. Thanks to the heroic efforts of her counsel, Melanie Nathan, lawyer Phyllis Beech, Rep. Jackie Speier [CA-12], Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Immigration Equality’s Julie Kruse, Ms Tan, her wife of 23 years, U.S. citizen Jay Mercado, and their two sons will not be saying goodbye to one another just yet. … More Press Release Shirley Tan
Please help the TAN family by supporting the passage of a private bill. Contact Melanie Nathan of private Courts, at the address provided. … More Save Shirley Tan Urgent – deportation set for 4/3/09
S . 424 At the request of Mr. LEAHY, the name of the Senator from Oregon (Mr. MERKLEY) was added as a cosponsor of S . 424 , a bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful … More S.424 Oregon’s Merkeley added as co-sponsor of UAFA
PLEASE CONGRESS 36,000 AMERICANS AND THEIR CHILDREN DESPERATELY SEEKING UAFA passage …. There are American citizens who are being discriminated against in a way that extends beyond civil rights into the realm of human rights and it has everything to do with immigration law – do you want to remain silent … read this and decide. Please ask your Senator to support and push for Uniting American Faminlies Act…. read on … More America can be such a sad place for so many
MORMON CHURCH WITH CALIFORNIA FPPC BASED ON LEAKED CHURCH DOCUMENTS –ALLEGES CHURCH SET UP ILLEGAL “FRONT GROUP” To thnk that my family’s life has been detrimentally impacted by the Mormon Church in this Country that separates Church from State- albeit indirect this Church is tax exempt ……………….. I do not belief that PROP 8 would have passed had the California voters known that all those adds were funded by the MORMAN CHURCH, via Utah….read on and please comment
Our little one turns 4 today. She deserves the recognition and respect that all other children have when it comes to rights for her parents. She is a fact of life and she has the right to be acknowledged by the law… … More Today is my daughter’s 4th Birthday and she deserves a NO on 8
Immigration Equality, Marriage Equality USA, Out4Immigration, Join the Impact, API Equality, and Love Exiles, is asking everyone to take a moment to call your representative in Washington to ask that they join Rep. Nadler as a co-sponsor of this bill. http://www.hrcbackstory.org/
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Been on my mind for eight years…. Immigration rights for bi-national gay and lesbian permanent partners now seeks refuge in the UAFA – Uniting American Families Act. Nice name…. But that is what it seeks to do… this is a no-brainer. It MUST be done. Please urge your rep to co-sponsor or sign on to … More Urge Your Reps
UAFA, Permamanent Partners Immigration, Gay and lesbian need immigration rights. … More UAFA – Please – Now!!!Urgent – slam dunk 110th
Good news. California Supreme Court to hear oral argument on the challenge to Prop 8. … More CALIFORNIA PROP 8 Supreme Court will hear oral argument on 3/5