A love exile is someone who does not have
the choice of living in their home country with their same-sex partner.
Rights Task Force Australia
GLITF aims to achieve equality in the immigration system for gay and lesbian
couples and assist couples making residency applications where one partner
is not an Australian citizen.
LEGIT is a national
organization that offers information, experience and support for same-sex
couples who are in the process of immigrating to Canada.
Association for the Recognition of Residency and Immigration Rights
for Homosexuals and Transgenders in France.
Exiles UK is a group of British-American gay and lesbian couples and
Americans living in the UK with foreign partners.
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people
around the world. An report on bi-national same-sex couples will be released
US group focusing on immigration issues for binational gay and lesbian
couples, immigrants with HIV/AIDS, and sexual-orientation-based asylum
seekers. The web site has information on the Uniting American Families
Act (UAFA), which would enable gays and lesbians to sponsor their same-sex
partners for US residency.
Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission
The mission of IGLHRC is to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights
of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the
basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression,
and/or HIV status.
No Borders is a web site dedicated to promoting awareness of the plight
of same-sex binational couples in the United States.
The National Center
for Lesbian Rights provides legal counseling to LGBT immigrants and
same-sex binational couples. NCLR hosts free legal clinics and helped
Immigration Equality draft the UAFA.
Partners Task Force
for Gay & Lesbian Couples is an international resource for same-sex
couples, supporting the diverse community of committed gay and lesbian
is a grassroots organization formed and run by volunteers who have all
been affected by discrimination in the US immigration system.
Thick and Thin, a film on immigration struggles of gay and lesbian
couples in America.
Signpost on www.europe.eu
An advisory service which gives guidance and practical advice to citizens
on specific problems they encounter in the EU and its Internal Market.
An on-line problem solving network in which EU Member States work together
to solve without legal proceedings problems caused by the misapplication
of Internal Market law by public authorities.
Recognition of Same-Sex Couples and Families
Dr. Waaldijk, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Universiteit Leiden
in the Netherlands, was the author of the first Dutch academic article
on same-sex marriage in 1987. The article was used in the same-sex marriage
test case that was decided by the Dutch Supreme Court in 1990. He served
as a member of the Dutch Government's Commission of legal experts advising
on the opening up of civil marriage to same-sex couples (1996/97). He
wrote an affidavit for the Supreme Court of Canada, about marriage
and partnership laws in across Europe.
Freedom to Marry
Gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality in the United
ILGA - International
Lesbian and Gay Association.
Working to secure the freedom and the right of same-sex couples to enter
into legally-recognized civil marriage, having all the federal and state
benefits and responsibilities which that entails.
to Marriage Project
Advocates for equality and fairness for unmarried people, including people
who cannot marry.
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