It is SO EXCITING to see momentum like this (statement below) as we move ahead with EQUALITY for all LGBT Americans, and those who wish to become citizens of our country! Again, our applause to President Obama for his vision and commitment to articulating the cause of LGBT equality as being a CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE. Period. Exciting history is being made!
January 29th, 2013: National lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights organizations, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights, today released a joint statement reiterating the call for a comprehensive immigration policy that ensures fair and just treatment for all those currently impacted by our failed immigration policy. The statement includes the following:
"Any legislation must include the ability of couples in same-sex relationships to sponsor their spouse or permanent-partner in the same way opposite-sex couples have long been able to under current immigration law.
We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those striving for and dreaming of a nation that embraces all who come here seeking a better life. We look forward to working with Congress, the White House and every community harmed by our broken immigration system to finally achieve the comprehensive reforms we all so desperately need."