Permanent Resident!

After what seemed like an eternity to get to this place, after 88 days from submitting our applications for a marriage based visa and application for permanent residency, our interview was today and it was approved! We are more than stoked!

How DOMA’s Repeal Is Changing Our Life

Submitted as part of a series that Equality Texas is doing on bi-national couples. Not a lot of our friends, even our gay friends, truly understood the concept of “legal strangers.” As an Australian in a same-sex relationship with an American, our ability to remain a family always seemed constrained …

DOMA Unconstitutional

Edited post from my Facebook: Today’s decision completely changes my and Chris’s life together. For over 14 years, I have found (legal) ways to remain in this country to be with the man that I love, and create the family that we have together. This has involved student visa’s and …

Why Repealing (Overturning) DOMA matters

Many of my friends may have been seeing some posts lately on my Facebook about the Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) pending decision relating to DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). These posts relate to the SCOTUS reviewing a challenge to Section 3 of DOMA which “codifies the non-recognition …