Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling striking down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government has announced that visa applications from same-sex spouses will be treated the same as visa applications from opposite-sex spouses. U.S. says visas from gay spouses will get equal treatment – U.S. News. We are still waiting to hear from many other federal government agencies to understand how they will interpret the Supreme Court’s ruling. Read more about the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision.
Immigration still remains a tricky area, so same-sex couples should definitely consult with a knowledgeable immigration attorney before proceeding.
At the Law Office of Catherine Tucker, we have experience working with same-sex couples on a variety of legal matters.