Gay and lesbian U.S. citizens and permanent residents may lose the possible inclusion in immigration reform that would allow them to apply for visas and green cards – Catholic Hispanic, and Evangelical Coalition says inclusion would be an Immigration reform deal-breaker. By Melanie Nathan, March 08, 2013. You would think that marginalized group would find […]
God Forbid Equality | Same-Sex Couples’ right to immigration equality attacked by Hispanic Catholic Evangelical Coalition
Letter to Eric Holder as Senators Urge Protections for Same Sex Binational Couples Facing Deportation
By Melanie Nathan, May 11, 2012. BOSTON – Following President Obama’s announcement to support same sex marriage, Senator John Kerry, along with 16 of his Senate colleagues, today renewed their call for the Obama Administration to protect married gay and lesbian couples facing possible deportation. In a letter sent to the U.S. Attorney General and […]
Melanie Nathan’s Response to Dustin Lance Black’s Threat Against Support for President Obama
By Melanie Nathan, April 29, 2012 It was difficult for me to read Dustin Lance Black’s outlandish article on the Hollywood Reporter. I found it to be irresponsible, unsophisticated and quite poorly written. I sent my detailed response to the piece to both ‘The Advocate’ and ‘LGBTQ Nation’ which are publications I have written several […]
Senator Chuck Schumer Fails Binational Same Sex Couples while Providing New VISAS for Irish
by Melanie Nathan – Dec 12, 2011 Please watch the Video below which was recorded on June03, 2009. Nothing has happened out of Congress for binationals since Schumer made these statements. To pitch VISAS for new immigrants is disingenuous until such time as interim VISAS can be provided for same-sex couples by Congress. The Irish […]
Binationals UAFA Died on June 4, 2009 – and now DOMA is Killing us!
I received a note via Face Book today containing this picture of a Binational separated from her spouse. My anger was triggered and I ran to blame! I blame Immigration Equality for the death of UAFA (Uniting American Families Act)! Now we must focus on the repeal of DOMA- its too late for UAFA! Without […]
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Marriage Equality Act into Law – Asking Obama to go Cuomo on DOMA!
June 24, 2011, by Melanie Nathan In thirty days same-sex couples will be able to marry in New York State. The Marriage equality Bill was signed into law today mere hours after it was passed by the New York State Senate, in a 33 to 29 vote, exceeding the swing by more than the expected […]
Petition Plea to Senator Feinstein – Green Cards – Special Visa – Same-Sex Spouses
06/04/2011, Posted by Melanie Nathan, Note: This letter has been submitted by OUT 4 Immigration, whom I consider to be the most sincere and miraculous group in the LGBT community with regard to the plight of same-sex couples who have no immigration equality under the federal law of the U.S.A. Dear Senator Feinstein — For […]
Melanie Nathan Blogging for Human Rights – Equality
As a New Venture emerges – to be announced in July, 2011, I will be posting Articles here on my OLD Pre LGR BLOG – Right here at O-blog-dee-o-blog-da – where happily life goes on…. as well as other venues ….. Thanks for your continued support!
reBlog LGR: Binational Marches Alone at NYC Immigration Rally – Where were the GAYS?
I found this fascinating quote today: In June 2009, when I heard about Britta, she was being held in detention in a Florida Detention Facility; she had been caught in an ICE sweep and was unable to provide documentation of legal status in the USA and I was on my way to D.C. for the […]
A Binational Xmas Wish in A letter to President Obama
by me on LGR please read the whole thing Mr. President, with great respect, I am mentioning this during the holiday season because this time for many is fraught with sadness, fear and pain. Exiled Americans, who are with their spouses, cannot come home to spend Xmas with extended families and if they do, they have […]
ANOTHER American Exiled! – UAFA Now or 1,666 years of Stories-
This week a Plane is leaving for Taiwan and one more American is forced to leave the Country he loves so dearly, simply because the love of his life is ……….
Bi-nationals – Take Back your Right to your FIGHT
Dear Friends, Since June of this year I have been critical about Immigration Equality’s strategy – in promoting our UAFA through inclusion in Comprehensive Immigration reform (CIR) as a priority strategy. My sense of logic told me that by doing so they would be ‘shooting us in the foot’- as they would in effect limit […]
The Lady in the Wheelchair and the Apartheid for Gay America
Today on TV (highlighted by Keith Olberman) I saw a woman who was seriously disabled, trying to express her needs regarding health care reform at a town hall meeting. She was heckled and treated in the most disgusting fashion, by her fellow Americans. For some reason it served as a metaphor for my article today; […]
Another Breaking News…. UAFA – Senator Leahy
10. 41 AM PDT ; Senator Leahy’s office announced today that there will be a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Uniting American Families Act (UAFA). Please stay tuned. Scheduled for June 03, 2009 in D.C. I will be travelling to DC to attend. NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING The Senate Committee on the Judiciary […]