Married Same-Sex Couples Cannot Go Through U.S. Customs Together

The Defense of Marriage Act has many implications for people in same-sex relationships who are not United States citizens. Stories of binational couples are becoming all too familiar, such as that of Connecticut congressional candidate Mike Williams and his husband, who may soon be deported. But DOMA has other immigration implications, including the very unwelcoming trouble it can cause married same-sex couples trying to enter the country. Karen-Marie and Andrina Perry of East Vancouver recently discovered on a recent visit that their marriage does not constitute a “family,” and thus they could not go through U.S. customs together, even though they have before.