View Full Version : Gay couple in Florida win green card to stay in the US

07-01-2013, 10:24 AM
A government department moving in just two days, this is quick. Maybe money talks, money that David Geffen and Hollywood put in Obama election campaign seems to be paying off.

Gays with green cards

‘The new normal has arrived’

Founded by Jewish attorney Lavi Soloway, the DOMA Project is now reaping the fruits of its green card petitions

By Renee Ghert-Zand (http://www.timesofisrael.com/writers/renee-ghert-zand/) July 1, 2013, 10:39 am

(http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-new-normal-has-arrived/#comments)Just two days after the US Supreme Court’s historic decision (http://www.timesofisrael.com/for-jewish-same-sex-couples-supreme-court-decision-is-a-godsend/) striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, the first bi-national married gay couple received approval (http://www.domaproject.org/2013/06/press-release-gay-couple-in-florida-receives-approval-of-marriage-based-green-card-petition-just-two-days-after-historic-supreme-court-ruling-striking-down-defense-of-marriage-act.html)for a green card petition. Last Friday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agreed to allow Julian Marsh to sponsor his Bulgarian husband, Traian Popov, for US residency.

Marsh and Popov are participants in the DOMA Project (http://www.domaproject.org), an immigration advocacy and legal assistance program for gay and lesbian bi-national couples founded by Jewish attorney Lavi Soloway (http://www.timesofisrael.com/jews-israelis-await-us-supreme-courts-gay-marriage-ruling/) and his law partner Noemi Masliah. With Soloway’s help, Marsh, a US citizen, filed a marriage-based residency petition on behalf of Popov last February.