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.


Do you have a story to share? Send it to info@lgbt-news.com


26 comments:

  1. ProGay Philippine says

    I find this story so moving and painful.


    Anonymous says

    Have you ever thought about including a little bit more
    than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and everything.

    Nevertheless just imagine if you added some great images or video clips to give your posts more, "pop"!
    Your content is excellent but with pics and clips, this website
    could undeniably be one of the best in its niche. Very good blog!
    Also visit my web site : click here


    Anonymous says

    Hello, i feel that i saw you visited my web site so i got here to go back the prefer?
    .I am trying to to find issues to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to
    make use of some of your concepts!!
    Review my blog post :: http://immobilienalanya.net


    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


    Cheap Holiday Insurance says

    Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
    Cheap Holiday Insurance


    Gujjar says

    If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
    high school recommendation letter


    Gujjar says

    What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
    Duvetica Jackets


    Gujjar says

    What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
    Duvetica Jackets


    Gujjar says

    What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
    Duvetica Jackets


    Gujjar says

    If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
    Belleville usaf zipper boots


    Low Cost Tile Delivery says

    I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this website. Thank you, I'll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your web site?


    research paper writing service says

    This is a great inspiring article. I am pretty much pleased with your good work. You put really helpful information. Keep it up.


    dissertation proofreading services says

    The blog post is related to the organic food in china.I like the blog post to share.Thanks a lot for posting.


    Anonymous says

    This blog will include commentary and pictures of restaurants I eat at plus recipes and pictures of foods I make! I will try to make the posts as detailed as possible so I hope you all will enjoy it.dailyentrepreneurtips.com |

    how2advertiseyourbusiness.com |

    tips4customercare.com |

    e-commercebuzz.com |

    sellingurbusiness.com |

    startingabuzz.com |

    buyingabuzz.com |

    startingafranchising.com |

    perstudents.com |

    latestedunews.com |

    guidelinebooks.com |

    latesteduinfo.com |

    educationperform.com |

    educationtransaction.com |

    info4law.com |


    Buy Meridia says

    Thank you for another important article. Where else can you get this information in a comprehensive way of writing? It took me a week, and I am looking for information.


    shamoon bahader says

    floor. The place was his home and when vaguely sober it was obvious he had many friends there. He died lying down under its plasticky tubing and the cops tried to raise him, believing he was in another drunken kyosho


    jaeef lossan says

    This writing is really good and I and my friends are like Thank you for sharing useful information. I really like what you wrote, it was with my life
    Wooden Door Frames


    jaeef lossan says

    I really appreciate spending some time to talk about that, I believe firmly regarding this and so really enjoy understanding more about this kind of subject.Ordinary plywood


    Buy Zyban Online says

    I think the things you covered through the post are quiet impressive, good job and great efforts. I found it very interesting and enjoyed reading all of it...keep it up, lovely job.


    David Mark says

    Hi

    Does any one tried www.pharmastores.com or www.111meds.com

    Any comments?


    Wq Wang says

    calvin klein outlet, abercrombie and fitch, free running, baseball bat, juicy couture handbags, gucci handbags, michael kors canada, michael kors outlet, oakley, tory burch sandals, swarovski online, coach bags, oakley outlet, nike air max, oakley outlet, lulu lemon, gucci handbags, burberry, coach outlet, tommy hilfiger outlet stores, prada bags, swarovski australia, cheap true religion jeans, bride dresses, bcbg max azria, cheap barbour jackets, hermes bags, ralph lauren canada, converse outlet, nike outlet, uggs outlet, pandora, kate spade handbags, ralph lauren outlet, louboutins, michael kors outlet online sale, nike.dk, wedding dress, nike store, vans schuhe, tiffany canada, roshe run, uggs outlet, www.tommyhilfiger.nl, gucci handbags, cheap vans, christian louboutin, dre headphones


    Zheng junxai5 says

    zhengjx20160622
    michael kors outlet online
    cheap oakley sunglasses
    ralph lauren outlet
    adidas yeezy
    coach outlet store online
    cheap toms
    gucci outlet
    burberry handbags
    louis vuitton outlet
    christian louboutin outlet
    coach outlet
    kate spade handbags
    toms shoes outlet online
    louis vuitton purses
    nike blazers shoes
    coach outlet
    ray bans
    louis vuitton outlet online
    kids lebron shoes
    coach outlet store
    discount jordans
    louis vuitton outlet stores
    louis vuitton handbags
    coach factory outlet
    ralph lauren
    ray bans
    air max 95
    polo ralph lauren outlet
    nike roshe run
    oakley vault
    polo ralph lauren outlet
    fit flops
    coach factory outlet
    jordan concords
    kd 8
    louis vuitton handbags
    gucci outlet
    louis vuitton handbags
    michael kors outlet
    louis vuitton outlet stores


    Gege Dai says

    "michael kors outlet"
    "longchamp outlet"
    "swarovski outlet"
    "lacoste shirts"
    "louis vuitton bags cheap"
    "michael kors handbags outlet"
    "cheap nfl jerseys"
    "ysl outlet"
    "tommy hilfiger"
    "fitflops outlet"
    "nike free running"
    "ferragamo outlet"
    "tiffany jewellery"
    "cheap ray ban sunglasses"
    "links of london"
    "ray-ban sunglasses"
    "polo ralph lauren"
    "michael kors wholesale"
    "cheap soccer jerseys"
    "longchamp pliage"
    "michael kors outlet online"
    "ray ban sunglasses"
    "michael kors handbags clearance"
    "coach outlet store"
    "mont blanc outlet"
    "prada outlet"
    "michael kors outlet clearance"
    "oakley sunglasses"
    "christian louboutin shoes"
    "pandora jewelry"
    "true religion outlet"
    "replica watches"
    "air jordan shoes for sale"
    "hermes belt"
    "toms outlet"
    16.7.12qqqqqing


    xjd7410@gmail.com says

    washington wizards jerseys
    moncler coats
    toms shoes
    true religion outlet
    vans shoes
    coach outlet
    michael kors handbags
    christian louboutin sale
    ugg slippers
    air jordan 8
    rolex watches
    kevin durant shoes 7
    moncler jackets
    new york knicks jerseys
    uggs outlet
    tiffany outlet
    kobe bryant shoes
    fitflops
    michael kors outlet online
    pandora jewelry
    cartier watches
    oakley sunglasses
    air jordan 13
    coach factory outlet
    ugg canada
    mont blanc pens
    adidas shoes
    coach factory outlet
    ugg boots
    chenyingying22016816


26 comments so far. What do you think?