Forced apart by DOMA​, engaged to be mar​ried and fighting to​ be together

January 20, 2013 /LGBT News/ Here is a story we received via email that is a classic example of how DOMA harms same-sex couples:

My name is Kevin and I am currently engaged to Francis.  We are a gay bi-national couple who, like so many others, must endure being separated by continents as a result of the inequality in the marriage laws in the United States. 

While many Americans live in states were gay and lesbian couples can legally marry now, all those wonderful loving newlyweds are still unequal in the eyes of the federal government which views them as NOT married. There is no parallel to this in other countries and is a unique characteristic of the way we divide the power to marry couples to the states, but yet reserve to the federal government the power to disregard those same marriages.  

Countless citizens will continue to suffer the status as second class citizens as long as DOMA, The Defense of Marriage Act passed in the 1990's, is in effect.  As countries around the globe recognize that all citizens are to be afforded equal rights, the United States remains a nation that offers specific segments of our society rights yet denies those same liberties to another based solely on out-dated and bigoted perspectives.

I made a promise to Francis.  I will not stop, I will not give in, and I will not allow any person, embassy, rule or injustices have the final say in our life together.  My voice along with those of other individuals and organizations is growing to fight not only for the dreams of countless couples who are separated or face being forcefully torn apart, but also to end the reign of lawful discrimination.

This battle for equality must be fought and brought to the attention of the American people.  It is past time to bring justice and dignity to so many in our nation who only ask for equality.

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  1. ProGay Philippine says

    I find this story so moving and painful.

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    darren j mcclure says

    i think anyone,anybody should be able to get married,regardless of race,color or creed. i hope to someday find a person to love,hv a relationship,be in love,date,be with me,and get married too. we hv to hv entertianment in our lives too. i hear about movie stars coming out of the closet. lets also hear about gay marrages too. i want this to happen for everyone.

    Anonymous says

    Your story is very touching Kevin and thanks for sharing it. Sadly your tale is not rare, and many loving and deserving couples are being tortured by the denial of our liberties not only as LGBT individuals, but also as human beings. You have a beautiful spirit though Kevin and you are right to never surrender to the ignorance and confusion of those who persecute us. Cyber hugs my friend and best wishes to you and Francis!
    "No amount of vilification shall make us stop living with integrity and love."

    Anonymous says

    me and my hubby legally married after six year we're together(we're married august 2012 in washington). we're bi-national couple,our relation is stronger everyday even though we have to be separated 1500 miles away because my situation that can't work about anywhere else, while he can't get a job because his qualified and discrimination against his age (he was laid off 8 months ago the company he work for lose the contract). its been hard for both of us mentally but it doesn't keep us trying to be united, life our live together. hope for the best for kevin & francis

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