First Same Sex Marriage Win in L.A. County
We recently discovered that our firm was the first to legally process and pass a Same Sex marriage visa application and interview in Los Angles County. This big leap forward for same-sex couples previously barred from bringing their loved ones to the U.S. by the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Buda Law Group filed the case immediately after DOMA was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in July 2013. 3 months later, the case interview took place at the Federal Building in Downtown Los Angeles. The result was an approval at the end of the interview, and the knowledge that BLG had successfully helped win the first approval in L.A. County!
Passed in 1996, the law stated that the U.S. federal government would only recognize a marriage between a man and a woman. Since then, countless same-sex couples have attempted to bring a spouse or fiancé to the U.S. only to find their visa petitions were denied because the government did not recognize their foreign legal union or future union. That changed this past summer when the Supreme Court of the United States found DOMA to violate U.S constitution by limiting the definition of marriage.
Now, couples all over the globe can enjoy the benefits this country has to offer with whom they love regardless of their sexual orientation. Though the issue remains a source of contentious national debate, this will undoubtedly raise the potential to for same-sex couples to successfully enter the country and assimilate as so many before them have.
If you have any questions, the team here at Buda Law Group will gladly answer them. Please reach out to us to find out more or get a competitive quote on our legal immigration services.
John B. Buda, Esq.www.budalawgroup.net office: 310-452-1872 [email protected] 3301 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 205 Santa Monica, CA 90405