Love is Love

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DOMAEarlier this evening, I saw this video making the rounds on Facebook .. and upon viewing, I just had to share it.

In the United States, gay and lesbian couples are denied around 1,100 rights that straight couples have.  One of the major rights that affects those from different countries (one from the US, the other from UK as an example), is that the person from outside the US can be denied a visa, and isn’t allowed to apply for a green card though straight married couples can.

The below video, as well as many others on The DOMA Project website (http://www.domaproject.org/), highlight how heartbreaking it is for these couples who’ve been legally married in the US, but are repeated forced apart by DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act).

For those who are unaware of what it is:

DOMA is a United States federal law that restricts federal marriage benefits and required inter-state marriage recognition to only opposite-sex marriages in the United States. The law passed both houses of Congress by large majorities and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996. Section 3 of DOMA codifies the non-recognition of same-sex marriages for all federal purposes, including insurance benefits for government employees, Social Security survivors’ benefits, immigration, and the filing of joint tax returns. (reference Wikipedia)

At the moment, the US Supreme Court have heard cases on repealing both California’s Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which the judges will be voting on soon. FE_DA_120730SameSexMarriage425x283

Please watch the below video, as well as the others on The DOMA Project website.. and share the videos, regardless of where you live.

No matter what country you live in, let’s support our American gay and lesbian brethren as they fight for equal rights.

Love is love, regardless of where you live.

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9 thoughts on “Love is Love

  1. This is so sad. How much more do we have to endure from these politicians who are playing games due to the power they have and being threatened by gay people. Maybe they have SDS. Short d€#% syndrome. We are loosing the battle for equally rights, sending the wrong message to bullies, violence is okay, and war is acceptable. Please wake up America , and the rest of the world.

    Thank you for sharing this very important message. Ivan

    Will re blog this post.

    • I definitely think this is an issue that will continue to go on for awhile until people wake up and realise they are hurting others by their close-minded views about something that doesn’t affect them.

      And thanks for the reblog 😀

  2. I am a huge supporter of NOH8, I am also a gay man with a very loving Boyfriends of the last 2 and a half years, We are not without our ups and downs, we ARE a couple, that comes with the territory! Google Shane Bitney Crone, Tragic…But It I had to say Goodbye to my future husband / husband every 90 days…I don’t know HOW I would function to be honest. Equal Rights are exactly what they are! If I chose to marry Brett (my bf) then so be it…whether it fails or summits, is between he and I…and NO straight person was hurt or damaged, or lost ANYTHING in the process!!!!! I am so sick and tired of being a second class citizen in my own Country! Sorry for the rant this stuff REALLY gets me!

      • Your Welcome! It angers me that in 2013 rights are still not equal. At least as tragic as it was Shane Bitney Crone had some sort of closure. this couple has to constantly relive the goodbye, as if they aren’t hard enough to do already!!! It is TORTURE! I would go insane if Brett ( my partner) was deported, and had to relive saying goodbye…We are humans too…!!!

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