The Washington Post Calls for an End to Deportations of LGBT Partners
By Steve Ralls on 05/16/2011 @ 11:41 AM
This morning's Washington Post includes an editorial calling on the Obama Administration to halt thee deportation of LGBT immigrants who are in relationships with American citizens.
Writing in response to Attorney General Holder's recent action to vacate a decision which would have separated a New Jersey couple in a recognized civil union, the Post editorial board writes that, "DOMA has been an impediment to the rights of gay men and lesbians since its inception in 1996. It withholds from same-sex couples the legal protections, obligations and privileges enjoyed by their heterosexual counterparts. Repeal appears out of reach, but Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced in February that the Justice Department would no longer defend DOMA in court, after concluding that it is unconstitutional."
"Mr. Holder should erase any confusion by declaring a moratorium on removal of foreign nationals in state-recognized same-sex unions until federal courts determine DOMA’s constitutionality," the paper concludes. "He should ensure that the government is not focusing on breaking up otherwise law-abiding families."
To read the full editorial in this morning's Post, click here.
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