“No American should be forced to choose between their spouse and their country.” -Andrew Sullivan
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria recently did an interview with writer Andrew Sullivan about being gay and HIV positive and trying to immigrate to the United States. When he was first set to immigrate to the US in 1993, he found out he was HIV positive and was denied a green card. Now, you can immigrate to the US if you’re HIV positive, but the issue of gay marriage and immigration is still unresolved. Sullivan is legally married to his American spouse in Massachusetts and Washington D.C., but because immigration is a federal issue, these marriages are not recognized and he cannot be issued a green card based on marriage. Many couples (including In Love Abroad readers) are facing this same problem.
You can watch the interview and read some comments from people in similar situations here.