SAME SEX MARRIAGE CASES AND SAME SEX PARTNER CASES ARE NOW A U.S. IMMIGRATION REALITY: Implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other married couples.

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