Lesbian Couple Discriminated Against Right Before Their WeddingAnd Its Still Legal in 2019

OFALLON, MissouriMadisons Cafe is a family-style pub located in a modest strip mall in St. Charles County, a white flight suburb west of St. Louis. The first thing you see when you walk in is a grandfather clock with the words tempus fugit (time flies). On Tuesday, I went in and asked to be seated. Everyone working there and every single person in the restaurant apart from two Asian women diners appeared to be white. A middle-aged white man took me to a table, brought me water and bread, and asked me if I wanted anything else to drink. I told him I had some questions before I would decide if I would order or not: questions about their recent …

One Gay Couples Battle to Keep Their Twin Sons American

When Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks won their lawsuit against the State Department in February, they thought that the yearlong legal battle over their Canadian-born sons American citizenship was finally over. This is over, this is behind us, Andrew Dvash-Banks, a U.S. citizen who was born in California, recalled thinking when U.S. District Judge John F. Walter appeal the federal judges ruling has drawn national attention to a little-known policy that the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that forbade the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex marriages. We were discriminated against when we wanted to live here, and we are continuing to be discriminated against today. The law, which barred U.S. citizens from sponsoring visas for foreign-born same-sex spouses, was …