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Meet Binational Couples Affected By DOMA

Queer filmmaker Brynn Gelbard founded the DeVote Campaign to help shine a light on the plight of same-sex binational couples whose relationships are not recognized under DOMA.

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Becky and Saane

Becky and Sanne first met while traveling around India several years ago. Though able to live freely in The Netherlands, the first country in the world to grant full marriage rights to same sex spouses, they are raising their 2-year-old daughter, Willow, in Asheville, North Carolina.


Karin and Judy

Judy and Karin first met on an online lesbian-dating site over seven years ago. Self-proclaimed "golden girls", they have become outspoken activists for immigration rights for binational same sex couples.

Brian and Alfonso

Alfonso came to the United States from Mexico when he was only 14 years old. They met and fell in love in San Francisco. Even after more than a decade of life together, they still worry about their future because of DOMA.


Cathy and Catriona

Parents of three beautiful 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.

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