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Gay Couple In Florida Win Green Card To Stay In The US [The Framers Weep!]
Guardian (U.K.) ^ | July 01, 203 | James Meikle

Posted on 07/01/2013 10:03:35 PM PDT by Steelfish

Gay Couple In Florida Win Green Card To Stay In The US Bulgarian who married his US partner granted residency days after supreme court ruling on same-sex marriage James Meikle guardian.co.uk, Monday 1 July 2013 A gay couple from Florida have become the first successful green card applicants for permanent US residency since the supreme court struck down a federal law against same-sex marriage.

Traian Popov, from Bulgaria, and American Julian Marsh learnt the decision from immigration officials on Friday as the government acted quickly to change its visa policies after last week's legal decision.

"It was just kind of a shock, like winning the lottery," said Marsh who was celebrating his 55th birthday with Popov at a restuarant when they got the news. "The amazing, overwhelming fact is that the government said yes, and my husband and I can live in the country we chose and we love and want to stay in," he told the New York Times.

Popov, 41, who has been living in the US for 15 years as a student and is working towards a doctorate in social science, married Marsh in October last year – they met in 2011. They wed in New York because Florida does not recognise same-sex marriage. Marsh, a DJ and music producer, petitioned for Popov's green card in February.

"We are first-class citizens in New York and in the eyes of the federal government, but second-class citizens in Florida," Marsh said, signalling their role as activists to change the law in Florida. "We won't stand for that."

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 07/01/2013 10:03:35 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
A couple of butt boys. America needs more butt boys.

sarc/

2 posted on 07/01/2013 10:05:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: Steelfish

“We won’t stand for that.”

Then sit down, and shut up. Whoever this kid’s parents were, failed miserably. And I thought Bulgaria was a man’s nation.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 10:08:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Steelfish; Joe Brower

They are Florida residents, no? Florida does not recognize their marriage. So here we go ... the Full Faith and Credit clause portion of DOMA that was NOT overturned should come into play. Let them move to New York (Sodom on the Hudson?) and apply for their Green Card there.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 10:09:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

What vile creatures-

Comments from the Guardian:

“Anti gay knuckle draggers” ... You really are showing your true colors aren’t you”.


“I certainly am, and not stopping any time soon, fellah. The fight isn’t over until we have universal gay equality, worldwide”.
..........


5 posted on 07/01/2013 10:22:39 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Steelfish
“land of the free, and the home for the gay.”
6 posted on 07/01/2013 10:22:44 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Steelfish

home schoolers GTFO. Butt rangers, come on in! (wait. that sounds bad)

my country is dead.


7 posted on 07/01/2013 10:26:49 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Steelfish

A while back our government was vigilant in protecting us from a family of evil and subversive German homeschoolers.


8 posted on 07/01/2013 10:28:17 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: laplata

“universal gay equality, worldwide”

Oh, jeez. Let me make an assumption. This person is a queer, and knows nothing about the world outside his own crappy town.

Homosexual marriage will reach its apex, with maybe 10% of the world’s countries legalizing it, and then it will shrink again. Simply put, its only really expanding in these dying Western European dinosaurs like France, and I predict that one will be swiftly reversed if Marine Le Pen’s growing popularity is anything to go by.

Mother nature has a way of correcting things, even if you don’t believe in the divine. The unnatural does not survive in the natural world for long.


9 posted on 07/01/2013 10:28:28 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Well said!

They think the world revolves around them and they’re wrong. I hope some Muslims prove that point. I don’t want anyone dead, but in this case....


10 posted on 07/01/2013 10:31:23 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Steelfish
God promised Abraham He wouldn't destroy Sodom if he could find 100 righteous men in Sodom but 100 were not to be found.

Abraham asked for 10 but 10 could not be found.

Lastly, God promised Abraham He wouldn't destroy Sodom if he could find but one.

As biblical history records, not one righteous man could be found in Sodom.

I believe we are getting dangerously close, certainly in some areas, San Francisco and Washington DC, for staters.

How is your city faring?

11 posted on 07/01/2013 10:32:21 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Steelfish
Democrat voters . . .

Millions and millions of them . . . .

12 posted on 07/01/2013 10:36:15 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: laplata

Well, the Guardian is a British paper so public beheadings are definitely a possibility, especially in sh&tholes like Birmingham.


13 posted on 07/01/2013 10:40:13 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Well, the Guardian is a British paper so public beheadings are definitely a possibility, especially in sh&tholes like Birmingham.


That’s true enough. Unfortunately, they’re likely to be straight people.

I’d love to see a huge confrontation between gays and Muslims.

The homos had better realize they would be first to have their heads sawed off.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 10:43:06 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Steelfish
"like winning the lottery"

Sounds like a budding entitlement mentality.

15 posted on 07/01/2013 10:45:59 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Didn’t Rubio say something like he was gonna oppose the immigration bill if the US encouraged homosexual immigration to our country. Did you also notice this gay couple got asylum in Florida? Wow Rubio, you wimped out big-time. And you can’t figure out why Hispanic voters are leaving you. Hispanics respect strength. They would respect a man they disagree with over a flip-flopper such as Rubio. I’m certain Cruz has more popular support with Hispanics than Rubio.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 11:08:14 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Steelfish

Well, they got to queer the deal...


17 posted on 07/02/2013 12:33:35 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: laplata

Thomas Jefferson is supposed to be the Founding Father admired most by Liberals, but, if memory serves me right, Mr. Jefferson believed that homosexuals should be castrated, and if it is women doing the act, then, part of their face should be taken out. Hardly my view, but certainly not a present day Liberal view from an old fashioned Liberal.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 2:08:14 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Steelfish

Sodomy is to be CELEBRATED, not merely tolerated, in the new Gomorrah....


19 posted on 07/02/2013 2:20:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Steelfish

The law that says one can only receive permanent residency (green card) while living in their home country was not before the courts - so when did it chandge and allow this?


20 posted on 07/02/2013 4:53:32 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Stepan12

..... if memory serves me right, Mr. Jefferson believed that homosexuals should be castrated,


Thanks for that info. No, they did not look kindly upon “buggery” in those days.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 9:27:56 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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