BOSTON, Mass.—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.”
EVENT DETAILS: LGBT Immigration in a Post-DOMA World
When: Wednesday, July 24th, 2013, 5:30- 7:30 pm
Where: Room 240, Dockser Hall, Northeastern Law School, 65 Forsyth St., Boston
T stops: Northeastern University on the Green (E) Line
Ruggles on the Orange Line
Richard Iandoli, Iandoli & Desai, P.C.
Janson Wu, GLAD
Tom Plummer, Immigration Equality
Sara Fleming, Ross Silverman LLP
Co-sponsors: 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
RSVP: RSVP at glad.org/events/2013-immigration. For more information, email Maryse Pearce at email@example.com, or call (617) 426-1350.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.
[From a News Release]