Thursday, July 18, 2013

BIA: DOMA No Bar to Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages Under Immigration Laws

Same-sex marriage is in the immigration news today.  In Matter of Oleg B. Zeleniak, the Board of Immigration Appeals ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, Pub. L. No. 104 199, 110 Stat. 2419, 2419 (1996), is no longer an impediment to the recognition of lawful same-sex marriages and spouses under the Immigration and Nationality Act if the marriage is valid under the laws of the State where it was celebrated. Chair Neal wrote the decision.

KJ

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