Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Makk Speaks Out On Deportation

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 20, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day

"Anthony and I have worked tirelessly for the entire length of our relationship to make sure that he has been in legal status. Being legal has been important to us for 19 years, and I think we should be rewarded for remaining in legal status and not be treated the same as people who have no regard for the law, because that would give people no motivation to do the right thing."

--Anthony John Makk, a citizen of Australia, who was denied permanent status last month based on DOMA despite his same-sex marriage to a U.S. citizen, whose visa will expire Aug. 25, but who may obtain relief from the recent Obama administration decision to review on a case-by-case basis over 300,000 pending deportations, which will reportedly take account of same sex relationships.

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