Senator Leahy Stands Up for Frances & Takako
By Christopher Edwards on 03/20/2012 @ 05:17 PM
Today Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont released a statement of support to the Congressional Record on the case of his constituents and our clients Frances Herbert and Takako Ueda, as well as constituent Michael Upton, who cannot live with his partner in the US, and Gordon Stewart, former Immigration Equality Board member, who lives with his partner abroad because they cannot live together in the United States.
Seantor Leahy has long been a supporter of our families and is lead sponsor of the Uniting American Families Act in the Senate. The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress.
His statement, which you can read online, reads in part:
This case underscores not only the harm that current Federal law causes to same sex couples, but the additional hardship placed upon same sex binational couples whose marriages are not recognized as the foundation of a spousal-based green card petition.
We wholeheartedly agree. The burden on our families is beyond unreasonable. Thank you Senator Leahy for defending our families and calling for action!