This Binational Lesbian Couple Could Be The First To Receive A Green Card

With the dismissal of DOMA, married same-sex couples will now be federally recognized in 13 states. Cathy and Catriona could be the first of many binational same-sex couples to receive a legal green card. posted on

1. Cathy and Catriona may be the first same-sex married couple in the United States to receive a green card:

2. They have completed their interview at the Denver, Colorado U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service office, clearing all eligibility hurdles except for DOMA.

3. Which was struck down today by the Supreme Court:

The Supreme Court ruled that the federal definition of marriage in the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

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4. Parents of three children, Cathy and Catriona were running out of options last year when Cathy’s H-1B visa petition was denied (she is a citizen of Ireland).

They decided to join The DOMA Project, file a green card petition based on their marriage and assert their right to be treated equally under the law.

5. The Doma Projects states:


Their case has not been denied, and The DOMA Project co-founder, their attorney, Lavi Soloway, says they may be the first couple to have their green card case approved the day the Supreme Court strikes down DOMA.

6. Listen to their story:

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