Gay and Lesbian Immigration Benefits

Gay and Lesbian Immigration Benefits

Connecticut and Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer

At The Harrington Law Firm we help clients from Connecticut and Massachusetts and throughout the United States with family immigration cases involving same sex couples.

When the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act this past June it also solved one of the challenging issues for gay and lesbian couples allowing them access to immigration benefits.

Before the decision, an American was prohibited under DOMA from sponsoring a same-sex foreign national spouse for a green card. Practically, that meant that an American who married someone of the same sex from a different country was unable to bring their spouse to live legally in the United States as a heterosexual married person could.

The bi-national same-sex married couples have cause to celebrate after the Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act appeared to offer them equal treatment under U.S. immigration law.

For further information on the new same sex immigration laws please contact The Harrington Law Firm for a consultation.