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    Same-Sex Couples Seek Immigration Benefit

    Same-Sex Couples Seek Immigration Benefit - Political News - FOXNews.com

    Judy Rickard took an early retirement and a reduced pension so she could be assured of more time with her partner, a British citizen whose stays in the U.S. are limited to six months.

    Rickard, 61, would have preferred to keep working at San Jose State University and sponsor her partner, Karin Bogliolo, for residency in the United States, just as heterosexual couples can. But U.S. law does not allow for that.

    "If you're going to have a system that's designed to keep families together, it should focus on keeping families together," Rickard said.

    That could soon change, as more than 100 lawmakers in the House and about 20 in the Senate have signed onto bills that would add the United States to the 19 countries that already recognize same-sex couples for immigration purposes.

    Gay rights groups are encouraged that President Obama has signaled that he would like to include couples like Rickard and Bogliolo in the bills.
    As a person who believes strongly in marriage equality, I support this wholeheartedly; however, the article does say that including same-sex couples into this type of immigration reform may make it harder to pass the legislation. I'm hoping that it won't. Regardless, I commend Obama and the lawmakers who support this legislation.

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    Re: Same-Sex Couples Seek Immigration Benefit

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    As a person who believes strongly in marriage equality, I support this wholeheartedly; however, the article does say that including same-sex couples into this type of immigration reform may make it harder to pass the legislation. I'm hoping that it won't. Regardless, I commend Obama and the lawmakers who support this legislation.
    I agree with you that Same Sex Couples should be given equal treatment. I do however worry about people abusing the system, not that its anything new by any means but it will open the door for more abuse.

    I have a couple of friends in the UK that want to become US citizens. I wonder how much they would be willing to pay me

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    Re: Same-Sex Couples Seek Immigration Benefit

    If this doesn't directly affect you, it's non of your business.

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    Why should heterosexuals be the only ones miserable?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    If this doesn't directly affect you, it's non of your business.
    Not sure where this came from. Maybe Jerry needs a cookie? *Passes Jerry a cookie*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Not sure where this came from. Maybe Jerry needs a cookie? *Passes Jerry a cookie*
    *looks at cookie*....sniff sniff....what kind is it?

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