Steve Ralls

Two Moms Fight to Stay Together

Filed By Steve Ralls | June 23, 2010 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Politics
Tags: binational families, Breakthrough TV, immigration, Immigration Equality, Restore Fairness, Shirley Tan, Uniting American Families Act

Breakthrough TV and recently sat down with Shirley Tan, Jay Mercado and their family in Pacifica, California, for a powerful new video highlighting the urgent need to pass LGBT-inclusive immigration reform.

Shirley came from the Philippines decades ago, and built a life with her partner Jay, giving birth to twin boys and becoming a full-time mom. But Shirley faced the biggest challenge of her life as she fought to stay on in the United States, crippled by laws that do not allow gay and lesbian couples to sponsor their partners.

Two Moms Fight to Stay Together from Breakthrough on Vimeo.

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It's criminal how these people are being treated.

Thanks for keeping them in the spotlight over here, Steve. They have a horrible case that should be front page news everywhere as an example of the injustice facing LGBT families.

Thanks to MM at Breakthrough for doing this Video with Shirley and Family last year. It was amazing and extremely moving that day doing the shoot and little did we know that a year later tere would still be no UAFA, - Please visit my story at lezgetreal about the Breakthrough Project. Melanie Nathan.