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DOMA 1 Year Later: Its Effect on LGBT Immigration and Green Cards

As the one year anniversary since the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down approaches, it is a good time to reflect on how far U.S. immigration laws have progressed in just a few short months – extending the reach of its benefits to LGBT the many changes this has meant for same sex […]

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Hawaii becomes the 15th U.S. state to permit same sex marriages

Hawaii will join fourteen other U.S. states to legalize same sex marriage beginning on December 2, 2013.  The following states now permit same sex marriage: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Minnesota, and the District of Columbia. Click to learn more about how a […]

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Maximilian Law Inc. receives its first green card approval based on same sex marriage

Maximilian Law Inc. is proud to announce that it received its first approval of a green card for its clients based on a same sex marriage petition. In June 2013, the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), thereby allowing homosexuals to sponsor their partner spouses for U.S. permanent […]

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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 […]

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