Same-Sex Spouses Get Immigration Benefits Too

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 10:37 AM ET) -- On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of The Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor No. 12-307, 570 U.S. ___, (June 26, 2013). The Supreme Court struck down this decision on broad equal protection grounds, finding that there is no legitimate reason for the federal government to discriminate against married couples based on their sexual orientation. Until now, U.S. immigration law did not allow U.S. citizens, permanent residents or non-immigrant visa holders to obtain American immigrant benefits...
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