Married Same Sex Couples Now Eligible for U.S. Green Cards
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which previously limited certain federal benefits strictly to traditional opposite-sex married couples. In light of this, U.S. citizens in a same-sex marriage can now sponsor his or her foreign spouse for a green card. Same-sex marriage is legal in the following states: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Minnesota, and the District of Columbia. Please click here for more information about sponsoring a same-sex spouse for permanent residency.