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GOP could tip the scale for gay marriage, binational LGBT couples in limbo

Monday, May 16, 2011

The fight for marriage intensifies in New York with the long-awaited marriage bill finally introduced. But do LGBT groups have the support needed to pass it?

In this week’s Marriage News Watch, Cathy Marino-Thomas will fill us in on their latest lobbying progress. New York’s pro-marriage Republicans could tip the scale in our favor, but in other states Republicans are working to ban marriage, and to penalize employers who provide health care to same-sex spouses.

Binational LGBT couples are in a legal limbo right now, with a judge delaying Henry Velandia’s deportation proceedings for another seven months. Lavi Solloway was there in court, and will tell us what happened. Watch:

Transcript to this episode is here.

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4 more reader comments:

  1. this is why things need to be done on a federal level..these southern states will always be horrible about change. We need to have unity in the united states on everybodies marriage.

    Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 8:02am
  2. Not while Obama is in office. Whether or not you’re a human being worthy of dignity and respect is a state issue, remember?

    Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 8:10am
  3. ^Yo without him that DADT policy wouldn’t have been repealed. If he can do that, I’m sure he can deal with this issue.

    Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 8:16am
  4. Im half of a binational couple. It sucks. There is literally nothing we can do while DOMA exists.

    Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 6:39pm