"Why don’t you just move to Spain?"
By Rachel Tiven on 10/12/2012 @ 01:51 PM
People often ask Heather Morgan and Mar Verdugo why they don’t “just move to Spain,” where Heather will be accepted as Mar’s spouse. They married in the United States, but Spain recognizes their relationship. That idea — that LGBT couples should simply pack up and move to a country that will take them — is why Heather and Mar joined the lawsuit to defeat DOMA. “We’re fighting for everyone,” says Mar. “Why should we leave the country that we love?”
Immigration Equality is fighting for all our families. Won’t you stand with Heather & Mar today? Your monthly support helps us keep overhead low so we can keep the pressure on.
One of the most popular pages on our website is called “Moving to Canada.” For many binational couples, the Canadian option will be the only option if the United States doesn’t recognize their relationships soon.
It’s time for all our families to be at home in our country. There’s something you can do to speed up progress: Stand with the plaintiffs. Become a monthly supporter today.
We’re pressing the administration to put a hold on green card denials. Just last week, we won a major victory when Homeland Security put in writing that same-sex relationships count as family in deportation proceedings. Change begins today.