In immigration proceedings, the federal government will consider same-sex couples families, making it less likely binational couples will be separated by deportation.
The attorney for the Illinois Family Institute said that allowing his client to intervene would “even the playing field.”
“I look forward to the day when the federal government recognizes all marriages as legal, and I’m very hopeful that day will come while I’m still alive,” said the 83-year-old outside the courthouse in New York City.
The question of whether the Supreme Court decides to take up a case on the Defense of Marriage Act in its new session, which begins Monday, appears to have one widow in a holding pattern.
Yet another important fixture of Massachusetts politics is siding against a trans inmate who wants gender-reassignment surgery.
In just two years the percentage of people supporting same-sex marriage in Illinois has jumped 12 points.
With England well into the debate about whether to make marriage equality the law, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is making it clear what his views are in a new video.