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calendar   Wednesday - July 03, 2013

should my wife change her name to frank?  How about Bob?

Our regulars here are aware of the problems my wife has had with US immigration at LAX over the last few years.

I won’t go into the whole story again except to say that on three occasions she has been treated as if she didn’t belong, in spite of the fact that we have been married for 43 years and been together for 44.  My wife worked in the USA for at least 39 years, collects social security even now, but due to rules that make no exceptions, well that is unless you’re queer and the supremes rule in your favor, each time we’ve visited home she has been taken into an interrogation room at LAX by the KGB, who found work with our customs ppl after the fall of their glorious socialist republic. 

Her green card has to be given up and if she wants another she will have to go through the whole process all over again, which can not be done easily at this point in time for all sorts of reasons.  The point is, she is in limbo with the whole thing and I don’t think at her age and in her state of health, she wants to be bothered with it all.  She has always been the sort of immigrant that our country said it wanted.  Hard working and not a financial drag on the public purse and without a blemish of criminality.  OK. Enough of that.

Here’s what has me going on the subject again.

Two days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that defined marriage as a union of male and female only, more history was made: A gay couple in Florida became the first to see their green card petition approved, a lawyer for the pair said.
Bulgarian graduate student Traian Popov — in American on a student visa — and his American partner, Julian Marsh, were married in New York, The Associated Press reported.

(In another newspaper, his “partner” was described as, his husband. Good grief that is gross. )

A Bulgarian student and his American husband are the first gay couple in the US to have their green card petition, or permanent visa, approved after the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages.

Traian Popov, who has a student visa, married Julian Marsh in New York because Florida, where they live, did not recognise same-sex marriage. Mr Popov will not be able to travel to his family in Bulgaria for at least six months while his green card is processed.
The pair’s lawyer, Lavi Soloway, says he has filed 100 petitions for same-sex couples since 2010.
AP

Perhaps my wife could cut her hair and change her name to Frank?


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/03/2013 at 12:58 PM   
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