“Staunch ally” Obama’s administration decided to continue to enforce the discriminatory immigration sections of DOMA Monday. The administration announced that it was denying immigration rights to Bradford Wells & Anthony Makk. Wells & Makk were legally married in Massachusetts in 2004, but thanks to DOMA their marriage is not federally recognized. Makk, who is a native of Australia, is Wells’ primary care-giver; Wells suffers from AIDS.
On a personal note, this story resounds with me in a way that is difficult to explain. I am part of a binational couple, and because of the bigoted policies of the U.S. Federal Government, I am forced to live outside of the U.S. with my husband. We are legally married in Belgium, and for all intents and purposes the rest of the European Union, but the U.S. government does not recognize our marriage. A couple of breeders can walk into any Embassy in Europe, apply for a spouse visa and receive permission within days, but us not so much. Fair? HA! Where that “staunch ally” Obama? Hypocrite and liar? Methinks yes.