Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Milestone in the Fight to Keep Families Together

The Uniting American Families Act, a Congressional bill which would lift the ban on gay and lesbian Americans in committed relationships with foreign partners from sponsoring their partner for a green card, has reached a milestone step in its journey toward becoming law. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) became the 100th co-sponsor of the legislation on August 1st.

An estimated 40,000 committed same-sex binational couples in the United States are directly impacted by the ban on sponsoring partners. And, as Reuters recently reported, some same-sex couples have even been forced to consider moving out of the United States simply to keep their relationship intact. The UAFA would end those heart-wrenching decisions.

There's nothing pro-family, after all, about a law that tears families apart.

For more information on the Uniting American Families Act, visit Immigration Equality online. And to send a message to your lawmaker, encouraging them to support this critical legislation and help keep couples together, click here.

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