Gay Rights

Married Gay Man to be Deported

Henry Valendia and Josh Vandiver legally married earlier this year in Connecticut—one of the states to allow gay marriages. It seems they still aren’t receiving equal protection under the law, however, as the Defense of Marriage Act will not allow Vandiver to sponsor the residency of his husband, who is a Venezuelan immigrant. Velandia is scheduled to go before an immigration judge in November; he and Vandiver are hoping that his deportation will be delayed until the Supreme Court rules on the Defense of Marriage Act, which a lower court has called unconstitutional.