Karen Ocamb

Young Latino Bi-National Couple Struggle With DOMA [Video]

Filed By Karen Ocamb | December 12, 2012 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: binational couples, Brynn Gelbard, DOMA, immigration reform, Lavi Soloway, Yohandel and Daniel

As if we needed another reminder that the U.S. Supreme Court Justices who will be hearing the constitutional challenges to Prop 8 and the so-called Defense of Marriage Act incorporate personal feelings when deciding the law - Justice Antonin Scalia - pitching his new book Reading Law - Yohandel-Daniel.jpgcracked wise on Monday during a lecture at Princeton University when asked by a freshman from San Francisco about his equating laws banning sodomy with laws banning bestiality and murder.

(Yohandel & Daniel get married in Washington DC . Photo by Joanna Chau)

Scalia said: "If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?"

But - as LA-based gay immigration attorney Lavi Soloway and filmmaker Brynn Gelbard illustrate in The DOMA Project's series of short films, "Love Stories: Binational Couples on the Front Lines Against DOMA" - what's immoral is perpetuating the discriminatory harm endured by loving bi-national couples because of DOMA. This is the story of a young Latino couple from Miami married in Washington DC fighting for their love and a Green Card.

Video is after the jump.

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