No one may have been waiting more anxiously for the end of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) than bi-national, same-sex couples.
DOMA made it dangerous for many of these couples to marry. If they did marry, they were unable to sponsor a non-citizen spouse for permanent residency, like opposite-sex couples could. The recent Supreme Court ruling striking down DOMA means that for many couples marriage can now provide a way for them to permanently live together in the United States.
To address these and other situations, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is sponsoring a free forum for the LGBT community: “LGBT Immigration in a Post-DOMA World.”
The free forum is on Wednesday, July 24, 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Room 240, Dockser Hall, Northeastern Law School, 65 Forsyth St., Boston
Panelist include: Richard Iandoli, Iandoli & Desai, P.C., Janson Wu, GLAD. Tom Plummer, Immigration Equality. Sara Fleming, Ross Silverman LLP
Cosponsored with Northeastern Law School Queer Caucus; Hispanic Black Gay Coalition; Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition; The Network La Red; MassEquality; Family Equality Council; Boston Pride; Northeastern Law School Black Law Students Association
Please RSVP at glad.org/events/2013-immigration.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.