Same-Sex Married Couples

Immigration for Same-Sex Married Couples

Los Angeles Same-Sex Immigration Attorneys

The Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) previously denied same-sex married couples the right to being recognized as married couples under federal law. On June 26, 2013, DOMA was held unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. This Supreme Court decision was extremely significant because it meant that same-sex couples could legally wed in every state in the United States and be recognized as married couples under both federal and state law. More importantly, same-sex married couples could now obtain federal and state benefits allowed for married couples, which include Immigration benefits.

If you are a spouse in a same-sex marriage AND you are seeking an Immigration benefit for you or your spouse, rest assured that all immigration benefits obtained through marriage also apply to your marriage. This includes but is not limited to Legal Permanent Residency (Green Card) through marriage, fiancé visas, and dependents of nonimmigrant visas.

If you are in a same-sex marriage and you have questions related to the immigration benefits that apply to you and your spouse, please call our Los Angeles family immigration office today at (562) 445-4870 for your free consultation.

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