Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Immigration Reform the Globe Didn't Mention
The Globe wrote one of its prototypical posts on immigration reform that I strongly support. However, whenever anyone jumps in the ref0rm-immigration debate, it's time to include another aspect: gay people can't sponsor a spouse's immigration to this country, even if they're married or in a civil union. It's wrong, it's impacted thousands of people and it's time to be changed. There's a law proposed to do that, but unless people start including its discussion in their overall pleas for immigration reform, it's not going to get done. Simply put, I just don't think enough people know gay couples are barred from having a life together if one of them is from a different country, unlike their heterosexual counterparts.