June 2, 2009
On behalf o
Make a Difference
Your support helps the ACLU defend LGBT rights and a broad range of civil liberties.
f the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and its more than
half a million members and activists and 53 affiliates nationwide, we urge
you to cosponsor H.R. 1024, the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA).
H.R. 1024 Modifies U.S. Immigration Policy to Apply Equal Standards
to the Permanent Partners of all Americans
Under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, citizens and permanent
legal residents can sponsor their spouses for immigration purposes.
However, because same-sex partners of U.S. citizens are not considered
“spouses,” gay U.S. citizens and permanent residents are barred from
sponsoring their partners. As a result, relationships and families are
inevitably torn. The Uniting American Families Act helps to rectify this