Currently, in the United States, heterosexual Americans can apply for their foreign-born spouses to become citizens. However, gay Americans cannot do so even if the state they reside in has legalized gay marriage. According to the UCLA’s Williams Institute, there are 36,000 bi-national same sex couples in the country. Bi-national same sex couples consist of one person as an immigrant and the other as a U.S. citizen. Full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110309/us_yblog_thelookout/gay-couples-may-sue-govt-for-immigration-discrimination
While discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation is not itself protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this law does makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Please visit the EEOC’s website for more information: http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html.
Leeds Morelli & Brown P.C. is a well established equal opportunity and anti-discrimination firm in New York. If you or someone you know has been affected by discrimination or a violation of their civil rights please feel free to contact Leeds, Morelli & Brown, PC at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation or view their web page at www.lmblaw.com