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    March 16, 2009

    WaPo endorses UAFA

    Posted by: Andoni

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    In another good sign for the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), today the Washington Post ran an editorial endorsing this legislation.

    UAFA (S. 424, H.R. 1024) seems to be on a roll. It's up to 90 co-sponsors in the House and 15 co-sponsors in the Senate. Some of you have commented that this blog is all UAFA, all the time. That's not really true, but I try to update folks when appropriate because this issue is very important to many readers.

    This issue is not your typical immigraton issue. It's not about illegal immigrants. This issue is about US citizens and for US citizens. It would simply grant a gay citizen the same (think equal) right that a straight citizen currently has to sponsor their foreign born partner to live in the US. That's all it is -- it's a citizenship right. Often times people hear the word immigration - and immediately start thinking on the wrong tangent.

    Immigration Equality is the LGBT organization trumpeting this bill in conjunction with lead sponsors Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Cong. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).

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    1. SeaMex on Mar 17, 2009 1:14:55 AM:

      Great positive editorial from the Washington Post. This is the kind of thing we need to help the UAFA to pass. Please take a minute to write to them and thank them for doing this positive truthful editorial. We all need to be writing and calling our elected officials as well as the president and the media. Lets all work together to get this passed. The time is now. YES WE CAN!

    1. dimitri on Mar 17, 2009 2:44:05 AM:

      Keep up the postings on the UAFA and lets put an end to this eternal nightmare.

    1. InExile on Mar 17, 2009 8:25:08 AM:

      Wouldn't it be nice if those of us living in exile could move back home and all the separated bi-national couples could be reunited! What a great day that will be!

    1. Chuck on Mar 17, 2009 9:55:45 AM:

      I dream of the day when my partner and I can be united. I just hope that I live long enough to see it. For people like me, time is running out.

    1. Seadog on Mar 17, 2009 10:48:06 AM:

      Please, please, more on UAFA. Otherwise, the dead silence from everyone else (that includes Feinstein, Pelosi and Obama at the top of the list, along with hundreds of other 'leaders') might just kill me!

    1. Justme on Mar 17, 2009 1:17:55 PM:

      those were nice words from the blog... the UAFA topic is very, very important to many readers. It's a relief reading the position of the blog about this topic.

      thank you chris!!

    1. Cj Parker on Mar 17, 2009 8:43:57 PM:

      Keep up the UAFA coverage....this is the whole reason I'm keeping up with you. My Irish lover and I wish you all a happy st. paddy's. 3 years binational and still waiting.....

    1. †Hope† on Nov 4, 2009 10:16:09 AM:

      Hello Guy...yahhh even me im hoping that this things will passed and totally aproved..im still waiting...i hate DOMA..very much its seems the forsake us... they dont understand our Situations...they dont mind what we feel..its very unfair to our part....what if they will become GAYmen or lesbians..and they feel lot of discriminations in there lives and no acceptance...what would happen..would they feel so happy....i guess not...we are not like a piece of garbage....we are a human being that needs understanding and acceptance....we know this is a forebidden love that we have...but we cant help it....why would we hide the truth...hidding what we feel is like we put our souls imprison....we have a VOICE... we feel love...the only thing that we want is the word ACCEPTANCE...and let us our lover UNITE....ive been in a relationship with an american man....i feel that im to hopeless to be with him...cause the US embassy wont allow same sex sponsor unlike UK and Australia...i feel so SAD when i think im to FAR from my Boyfriend....im still waiting for the time that we will get together and have a happy family happy life...im located in Phils......im so pitty to my setuation...i want to take good care of my Boyfriend so much....love him hugg him si much...i see him everymorning....I HOPE THAT ONE DAY...THE BILL WILL APPROVE..so that all gaymen like me are all HAPPY and live with there partner so happily

      have a nice day..bloggers

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