House Democrats Demand Protections For Binational Same-Sex Couples

House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and more than 80 other House Democrats have again called upon the Obama administration to establish protections for binational same-sex couples whose relationships are not recognized under the Defense of Marriage Act. Despite previous pleas from both the House and Senate, the White House has refused to place holds or “low priority” status on the green card requests from these couples. As a result, many couples are left with a choice of leaving the country together or splitting their families across international borders. House Democrats have demanded a written policy from the administration to ensure “families will remain together.”