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For immigration purposes, validity of same-sex marriages likely to be based on where couples were married

Last week, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the highest administrative body in the Department of Justice that considers immigration matters, ruled in a pending case that same-sex couples' marriages should be viewed in light of where the couple was married (the so-called 'place of celebration rule') rather than the state in which the couple lives (the 'place of domicile rule'). The decision, which will likely hold sway in future cases, brings some clarity to the confusing issue of how and when the federal government will recognize same-sex marriage licenses as valid.

Towleroad
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July 23, 2013
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Did Pope Francis choose a gay man to head the Vatican bank?

Pope Francis appointed an Italian cleric and former Vatican diplomat to serve as his representative to the Institute for the Works of Religion last week, but the pope's selection has drawn criticism from an Italian paper that contends the future prelate to the IOR is a somewhat openly gay man

The Advocate
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July 23, 2013

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