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The Catholic activists behind the Supreme Court DOMA fight

Millions who watched the news Wednesday undoubtedly saw photos of Edie Windsor walking into the Supreme Court with her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, prepared to challenge the injustices that the Defense of Marriage Act have levied against gay and lesbian couples since it was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. What most people will not know, however, is the instrumental role that few members of the New York City chapter of DignityUSA played in this historic moment.

National Catholic Reporter
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March 29, 2013
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Why Don't People Discuss Asylum Reform For LGBT Immigrants?

Thousands of gay émigrés come to this country because they are either fleeing persecution or the threat it poses. For them the path to citizenship is often through sexuality-based asylum claims. Being gay is an act punishable by death or life imprisonment in many countries around the world. Every year gay refugees flee their home countries seeking asylum from the threat of violence. Currently only twelve countries in the world grant asylum based on sexuality and we are one of them.

PolicyMic
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March 29, 2013

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