Thursday, June 27, 2013

With the Supreme Court's DOMA decision in US v. Windsor hot off the press yesterday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano issued this welcome statement:

“I applaud today’s Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor holding that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. This discriminatory law denied thousands of legally married same-sex couples many important federal benefits, including immigration benefits.  I am pleased the Court agreed with the Administration’s position that DOMA’s restrictions violate the Constitution. Working with our federal partners, including the Department of Justice, we will implement today's decision so that all married couples will be treated equally and fairly in the administration of our immigration laws."

The advocacy group Immigration Equality has posted great information already on how this decision will impact immigration benefits for same-sex couples.  Click here for more!