Paul Cooper

Secret Lovers: Same-sex Marriage and Immigration Reform

Posted on August 18 2010 12:00 pm
Paul Cooper is a husband and father above all else. With a wife and 2 daughters he could use a dog, but sadly he only owns a cat – a female cat no less. Paul is also a pastor, blogger, and business owner. Find him on Twitter.

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Where are they trying to drive America?

Hidden relationships are hard to keep secret.  My wife and I tried to keep our dating a secret when it first started.  We had lots of mutual friends, and we just didn’t want to deal with everyone knowing we were dating early on.  But of course it wasn’t too long before someone caught us kissing.  Relationships can never be kept a secret forever.  And that is true for DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) haters and their hidden wooing of amnesty lovers.

I was honestly surprised when I read about immigration reform while I was reading a lesbian reaction to the stay on Proposition 8 being overturned in California.  At the very end of an article on LezGetReal’s website my eyes were opened to a love affair between gay marriage supporters and some immigration reformers.  Here’s what I read:

Imagine if President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Team Democrat would come out now and have the courage to repeal The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)  that restricts marriage between one man and one women, on a Federal level…Wake up and shake things up AMERICA – Now is the time.  No DOMA and we can sponsor our bi-national spouses for immigration; we can stop the exile of our citizens and The FEDS will show the STATES that it can get rid of legislated inequality via repeal legislation.

Maybe I’m late to the table on this one.  I had never heard of “binational couples” and the link between amnesty and repealing DOMA.  I did my research and found that there is a national organization focused on this very issue.  Immigration Equality is striving to give internationals, who are in a binational relationship, American citizenship through gay marriage.  Binational couples are same-sex couples where one is an American citizen and one isn’t.  Immigration Equality’s goal is to end immigration restrictions, because they hurt homosexual couples and gays and lesbians who want to come to America as a sanctuary nation.

Immigration Equality is also the principle advocate for the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) that would change immigration laws to allow “permanent partners” of US citizens into the country instead of just spouses.  That bill currently has 115 cosponsors in the House and 20 cosponsors in the Senate.  And according to Immigration Equality, the bill would allow around 40,000 foreigners and illegal immigrants to become US citizens.

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