LGBTQ Rights – Marriages and Visas for Fiancés

Opportunities of Green Card & LGBTQ Immigrant Right

Over the past few years, the rights of LGBTQ immigrants in the USA have significantly changed. For this particular reason, several court cases and a progressive cultural environment have assisted in neutralizing same-sex marriages in the American immigration system. Many individuals who are transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay continue to be mistreated throughout much of the world and may suffer from the following:

  • Employment Discrimination.
  • Healthcare Discrimination.
  • Unsafe in Communities, Schools, or Correctional Facilities.
  • High Rates of Homelessness.

The U.S. government gives this community human rights as well as convenience in immigration rights too. There are three vital decisions of the Supreme Court in favor of LGBTQ immigrant’s rights.

U.S. V. Windsor
At this point, most states in the U.S. have made same-sex marriage legal. The Supreme Court has declared with the 5 to 4 votes that not allowing same-sex couples to marry was unconstitutional. Therefore, as per the 5th Amendment of the constitution, they will get equal protection for all Americans.

Obergefell v. Hodges
In a 5-4 vote, the court has decided that the right to marry is basic. The 14th Amendment protects liberties such as marriage rights. Now, same-sex marriage is legal in all states of the U.S. and territories.

Bostock v. Clayton County
As per this law, an employer cannot fire someone if he or she belongs to the LGBTQ community. In the 6-3 decision, it is declared that there will be no discrimination against the people of the LGBTQ community.

All of these court decisions have allowed immigrants who are members of the LGBTQ community to get married to American citizens. Since same-sex marriage is legal, it easy for LGBTQ couples to use the fiancé visa procedure. This visa is called a K-1 visa, which is a permit to enter the U.S. for 90 days. During that time frame, the couple must marry so that the foreign spouse may gain permanent residence in the country.

Abogado Guerrero Can Help You

If you and your partner are part of the LGBTQ community feel free and comfortable reaching our legal experts. We have more than ten years of experience in dealing with various types of immigration cases. Our goal is to provide our clients with the results that they want. Therefore, we want our clients to be together with their foreign significant other. Contact us to have a free professional consultation:

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