The U.S. Supreme Court Paves the Way for Green Cards for Same Sex Spouses

By |2013-07-01T07:34:58-05:00July 1st, 2013|Categories: Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, immigration reform, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|Tags: , , |

Published:  July 1, 2013 This past week the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman and effectively de-legitimized same sex marriage.  The main consequence of the Supreme Court decision is that the federal government will now have to recognize same sex marriage as equal to opposite sex marriage in all of the legal realms where being married brings legal benefits or presents legal ramifications, including tax law, family law, social security law and immigration law – to name a few. Little by little, […]