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Stand with Frances & Takako: Send a Message to President Obama

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This morning, Frances Herbert and her partner, Takako Ueda, shared their story with CNN and the world. They are fighting to stay together, despite the discriminatory immigration laws that threaten to tear them – and families like them – apart.

Now, you can add your voice to theirs, and take a stand for all LGBT immigrant families.

Sign our petition at the Action Fund, and tell the White House to keep Frances and Takako — and other LGBT families — together.

We’ll present our list of petition signatures directly to the White House, and ensure your voice is counted among those asking the Administration to halt the separation of our families.

When Frances met Takako, it was love at first sight. The couple, who met in 1980 while both were undergrads, legally married in the state in April. Despite their marriage, however, they now face the possibility of being split apart by the U.S. government.

Takako, who has remained legally in the U.S. under a student visa, may soon be forced to return to Japan. The couple have turned to Immigration Equality’s legal team for help, and we’re fighting to keep them together here in the United States.

Now, you can add your voice to theirs, and take a stand for all LGBT immigrant families.

Sign our petition. Stand with Frances and Takako. Join the fight to keep all of our families together. We can win.

9 Responses to Stand with Frances & Takako: Send a Message to President Obama

  1. erick d says:

    rules need to be changed to allow same sex married individuals to start new lives in this country.

  2. Allison Harris says:

    Same sex marriage should be legal in all 50 states, and the same rights of marriage granted to heterosexual couples, also granted them. How can you recognize thier legal marriage, yet refuse to allow Takako to remain in the US? This is a double standard that should be illegal. Love should be celebrated whereever it is found, no matter the sex of the married individuals. These couples are no less married, or less worthy of the same rights which a married man and woman enjoy, simply due to being of the same sex. Does our Declaration of Independence not state:” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It does not say, Unless they are in a same sex relationship.
    I stand with Francis and Takako, and it is my prayer that deportation proceedings will be ended, and Takako will be allowed to remain in her home, in the US, with her beloved wife, Francis!!!

  3. Chris says:

    Frances has been an active member of committees of our Quaker Meeting for the 20 years I have been here. Her work in elder care has been a gift to our community as has the wonderful garden for elders and memory she spearheaded in building. A motorcycle mama gently regarded by all. Takakosan has been a quiet presence since I met her. Much work being the eternal student trying to follow American law has kept her tied to a college 30 miles away. They are a strength in our community. Thank you Sen. Leahy for all your work. Mr. President, thank you for supporting our community. Come visit some time…

  4. Claire H. Elton says:

    I’m fortunate to know both of these woman and add my voice to the call for them to continue to live their productive lives TOGETHER here in the United States.

  5. Claire H. Elton says:

    I urge you President Obama to help secure the right for these two woman to continue to live their productive lives TOGETHER here in the United States.

  6. Claire H. Elton says:

    PRESIDENT OBAMA,

    I URGE YOU TO HELP THESE WOMAN TO CONTINUE TO LIVE THEIR PRODUCTIVE LIVES TOGETHER HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.

    CLAIRE H. ELTON

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  9. Judy Nelson says:

    We meet France and Takako a few years ago, they are next door neighbors to our daughter and her family. What a shame that these two will be separated!!!!! It will leave a large hole in the lives of our grandsons, daughter and son-in-law.

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