SAME SEX MARRIAGE RIGHTS

Windsor v. U.S. was a landmark Supreme Court case, concluding on June 26, 2013, which declared DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) as unconstitutional under the Fifth Amendment.  This decision affords same-sex marriages the same protections as traditional marriages.  Same-sex partners who marry may now be sponsored by their U.S. citizen spouse for their Green Card for the first time.

Included among these new rights that same-sex marriages have recently attained, is the right to sponsor spouses of the same sex to come to the U.S. from abroad for permanent residence.  This is a terrific new opportunity for couples that have waited many years for their relationships and marriages to be recognized as equal, and here at Nichols Law Offices we have the knowledge and tools to help these people to take advantage of these long awaited rights to be recognized by the U.S. Government. 

If you have a foreign spouse of the same sex, who you’d like to sponsor for their Green Card, Nichols Law Offices can help.