Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DENIED: US Citizens Denied the Right to Sponsor Spouses for Immigration

One would think that a person who is legally married to a person who is foreign born would be able to sponsor them for immigration. This is not the case of same sex couples in the United States. Five states and the District of Columbia allow same sex couples to marry. It is absolutely a horrible nightmare that even though same sex couples have married in these states, it is not recognized by the Federal Government under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).It is because of this, these marriages, these families can be ripped apart legally by the US Federal Government. (ICE)

We really need to get the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) passed and the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) (which repeals DOMA) passed.

What is the opposition? I am not sure. All of the people that are against repealing DOMA and are against the UAFA say that it is immoral. I would like to point out that the Bible says that ALL have sinned. If you discriminate against same sex couples, you must also discriminate against those who take the name of the Lord in vain. To just say that homosexuality is an abomination is simply not Biblical. The Bible lists seven sins that are an abomination. Why isn't Congress up in arms against these abominations? Probably because they are guilty of committing them. Number one being a proud look. The next one is a lying tongue. Let's deport everyone who is guilty of being proud or has ever told a lie. Ridiculous you say. I agree. To hold anyone to the perfect standards of the Bible is ridiculous...whether it be lying, adultery, murder, or being too proud of oneself, it is all an abomination in the eyes of God.

As a student of the Bible, I would also like to point out that whenever same sex relationships are mentioned in the Bible the context is Always idol worship. The Almighty God never condemns a monogamous same sex relationship in the Bible....

As a reference to this argument, please see the previous blog entries:

The Bible Says - Homosexuality

Can You Justify Discrimination Because of Sin

I hope that you will read all of this information with an open mind and heart and know that it is the right thing to repeal DOMA and to pass the Uniting American Families Act

It seems that there is no urgency to get these Bills out of their Judiciary Committees and to the floor to be brought for a vote. Lamar Smith in the House has not returned any of my correspondences regarding bringing the United American Families Act up for a vote. I would like to say that if Congress were separated from their families; their spouses with no permanent solution, there would be more urgency. As a matter of fact, I don't believe we would have to wait at all for these bills to be made law if it were them. We are a minority of a minority, but we are American Citizens and we should have the right to live with our spouses and sponsor them for immigration.

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