The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund announced in February it supports the reintroduction of the Uniting American Families Act, a bill sponsored by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) which would grant bi-national same-sex couples equal treatment under immigration laws by allowing them to sponsor their partner for immigration purposes.
“U.S. immigration policy is supposed to be based on the principle of bringing and keeping families together,” stated Rea Carey, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund executive director. “For far too long, thousands of bi-national same-sex couples and their families have been kept separated, or are forced to live in exile. This discriminatory practice is painfully unfair and inhumane.” Details: thetaskforce.org. – by Nancy Ford