Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

The Power of Marriage

"Though Gonzales was arrested for being undocumented in 2006 and his
future was uncertain, he and Mario married in California in 2008, while
gay marriage was briefly legal there. That marriage became the basis on
which federal immigration Judge Richard Walton administratively closed
Gonzales’ deportation case in March. It’s one of only a handful of cases
of gay unions influencing immigration proceedings, and the first in
Texas. Though shy of the media attention his case unexpectedly
generated, Gonzales agreed to tell the story of his arrest to the Observer." Emily DePrang, Texas Observer, May 8, 2012.