Michael Barbaro May 19, One of the largest scale uses of social media to mobilize support for same-sex marriage preceded and coincided with the arrival at the U. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS to review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse.
Arkansas recognized the more than marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples there,  and the Federal Government had not taken a position on Arkansas's marriage licenses. Skip to main content.
Commissioner of Public Health ; incorporated into state statutes in April Retrieved October 21, Retrieved August 16, Supreme Court in United States v. Under DOMA, persons in same-sex marriages were not considered married for immigration purposes. In the United States, Congress not the federal courts has legal authority over Native reservations.
New Mexico Supreme Court ruling in Griego v.
October 10, August 1, It does not change discriminatory state laws excluding same-sex couples from state-conferred marriage rights. While the general rule is that an individual must be a lawful permanent resident for five years before applying to become a citizen, spouses of U.
Board of Education , but that's pretty rare. There is no complete data on the number of same-sex marriages conducted in the United States. At the interview, you could face accusations that this prior marriage was fraudulent and solely intended to obtain a green card.