Monday, May 17, 2010

Citizen Non-Citizen

Watch this powerful short video of Britta and Carla, a married same-sex binational couple living in New York City fighting to stay together in the United States.

The video was put together by New York Civil Liberties Union in collaboration with Rep Jerrold Nadler and the NYC LGBT Center. Watch it, share it, tweet it... and let's make sure that congress knows about this injustice and addresses it by passing an INCLUSIVE Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, ie. one that includes LGBT Families!

Many thanks also go to Melanie Nathan who represented them (as well as Ms Shirley Tan) and worked tirelessly to get Britta out of detention and deportation. You can read more about their story on Melanie's blog.

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