Supreme Court Clears Way For Same-Sex Spouse Immigration Benefits

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The Supreme Court Defense Of Marriage Act decision allows US Citizenship and Immigration Services to process immigration benefits to same-sex spouses who entered into a marriage where the marriage was legally authorized. USCIS promises guidance on implementation of the decision and the newly available benefits and indicates it is poised to act quickly.

Topics:  Citizenship, DOMA, Equal Protection, Same-Sex Marriage, US v Windsor, USCIS

Published In: Civil Rights Updates, Constitutional Law Updates, Family Law Updates, Immigration Updates

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