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On the Border: Marriage Equality in Texas

By Clement Lee, Detention Staff Attorney A week ago, a federal judge struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, only to delay enforcement of that decision until a federal … Read more

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What your support looks like

What a start to the year! The first thing I want to say in my new role as Interim Executive Director is, “thank you!” None of our work is possible without ardent supporters like you. Read more

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Christmas Day, 1991

Rob and David met 22 years ago, while volunteering at a soup kitchen on Christmas day. After dinner was over, the couple had their first impromptu date at a 24-hour diner. Read more

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Safe and Happy

Damaris met her wife Leyda after moving to New Jersey. Back in Nicaragua, where her friend was killed just for being gay, it would have been impossible for her to live openly as a lesbian. “The only person I was open talking to was my grandma, because she protected me,” Damaris says. Read more

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Gay Indian Couple Jailed . . . in America

Immigration Equality is representing two gay men from India who have been detained in immigration jail in El Paso, Texas for six months. This week India’s high court reinstated criminal penalties for being gay, making it even more dangerous for the couple to return. Read more

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