What DOMA does to bi-national committed same sex couples … not right!

It Is What It Is

Enduring 7 Years of Separation under DOMA, Craig and Renato Fight Back By  Filing for a Fiancé Visa

MENESES, Renato Photo 1 Craig Renato Rio Jan 2008

Craig and Renato’s first meeting in Rio de Janeiro in 2008

I met Renato on January 16, 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We had an instant mutual attraction and connection, and I knew within minutes that he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. We spent the next amazing two weeks getting to know each other and enjoying the beauty of Rio. We also started to make plans for our life together. Getting on the flight back to the U.S. after those two weeks together was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. Five years later, we are still having those gut-wrenching ”airport moments” when we have to part.

After our first meeting, we spent the next few…

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One thought on “What DOMA does to bi-national committed same sex couples … not right!

  1. THIS IS PLAIN WRONG …… Think of the emotional and financial toll!! Separating families …. in a land where “family values” are soooo important!!!

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